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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Places
> American West
> Brooklyn
> Ellis Island
> Empire State Building
> New Amsterdam
> New York - Did You Know?
> Tammany Hall
> The Dakota
People
> Adler
> Ben Franklin
> Boss Tweed
> Caruso
> Fernando Wood
> JP Morgan
> Kellers
> La Guardia
> Lincoln
> Lord Cornbury
> Master
> Mrs Astor
> Mrs Vanderbilt
> O'Donnells
> Robert Moses
> Stuyvesant
> Van Dyck
> Washington
Subjects
> 9/11
> Civil War
> Crash of '29
> Draft Riots 1863
> Great Blizzard of 1888
> Manhattan's Indian settlements
> Revolutionary War (War of Independence)

Did You Know?
This month four hundred years ago, the famed Mayflower began its journey across the Atlantic. After abandoning its sister ship, the Speedwell, which was not seaworthy, the Mayflower finally set sail in September. The people on the Mayflower all belonged to an obscure sect called the Brownists. The founder, Brown himself, had already abandoned the sect and returned to the king’s Church of England. The Pilgrim fathers were woefully badly prepared for their journey, lacking proper farm implements and livestock. The miracle is that they survived at all!




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