Cromwell

The coming of Oliver Cromwell to Ireland, his surprising speech in Dublin, and his brutal campaign, are described in the 'Cromwell' and 'Drogheda' chapters of Edward Rutherfurd's second Irish book.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
In 1598, Queen Elizabeth ordered a banquet featuring a food source from the new world: potatoes. The royal cooks, having never prepared potatoes before, threw the veggie away and cooked the green part or eye instead, sickening the whole royal court. Elizabeth banned the vegetable. The ban was eventually lifted a few years later when potatoes gained popularity in Spain, France and Italy.




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