People often ask me about historical persons, events, and other subjects, and want to know whether they are covered in my books. They are also curious about the family names, both real and fictional, that I have used. So I have begun to put together this small glossary. Click on the item to discover where it is to be found in my books. Or select a book and click on the RESORT tab to resort the items by book.

This glossary is a work in progress, and from time to time I shall add further items from existing, and from future books.

~ Edward Rutherfurd

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> Ireland - Did You Know?
> Budge
> Cromwell
> Daniel O'Connell
> Doyle
> Emmet
> James Joyce
> Law
> MacGowan
> Madden
> O'Byrne
> Parnell
> Smith
> Swift
> Tidy
> Walsh
> Yeats
> 1798
> Ascendancy
> Battle Of The Boyne
> Drogheda
> Easter Rising
> Famine
> Grattan
> Plantations
> Staff Of Saint Patrick

Did You Know?
New York City’s Blackout of 1977. The first day in one of its longest and hottest heat waves on record brought about many of New York’s deep rooted issues – namely economic decline and growing crime – and plunged the city into darkness for 25 hours. Though the streets emptied of traffic, arson, looting and rampant crime threw the city into disarray. To this day, July 13, 1977 is remembered as one of the most infamous days in New York’s history.

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