Budge

The fictional Barnaby Budge, nephew of Doctor Simeon Pincher, the Puritan preacher, arrives in Ireland with Cromwell, expecting to receive Irish land in return for the money he had given the Parliamentary side in the Civil War against King Charles I of England. In many ways typical of their kind, the second book of Rutherfurd's Irish saga traces the fortunes of this Cromwellian settler family through to the commencement of the Irish Free State.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
As those who have read PARIS will know, the Parisian neighborhood of Les Halles, now known for its vast mall complex, was once the site of the Cimetière des Innocents, Paris’ largest cemetery. What started in the 12th century as a smallish graveyard ballooned to a resting place for over 2 million corpses ! By the 1780’s, the cemetery had become so overfilled and unhygienic that Louis XVI closed it, and ordered all bodies be exhumed and transferred to the Catacombs. Today, only one relic remains from the neighborhood’s eerie past - La Fontaine des Innocents – a fountain built in the sixteenth century which once marked the entrance to the graveyard.




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