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
> Barrows
> Bath
> Beaulieu
> Brooklyn
> Bucklers Hard
> Cathedral
> Crystal Palace
> D Day
> Debtors Prison
> Dublin
> Ellis Island
> Empire State Building
> Ennis
> Forest
> Glendalough
> Hanover Square
> Ireland - Did You Know?
> Kiev
> Londinium
> London - Did You Know?
> London Bridge
> Malahide
> Moscow
> New Amsterdam
> New York - Did You Know?
> Newgrange
> Notre Dame
> Novgorod
> Old Sarum
> Paris
> Paris - Did You Know ?
> Piccadilly
> Rufus Stone
> Sackville Street
> St Bartholomew';
> St Pauls
> St Petersburg
> Stonehenge
> Tammany Hall
> Tara
> The Dakota
> Tower Of London
> Wilton Abbey
> Wilton House
People
> Adler
> Albion
> Alice Lisle
> Barnikel
> Ben Franklin
> Bobrov
> Boss Tweed
> Brian Boru
> Budge
> Bull
> Carpenter
> Caruso
> Catherine The Great
> Chaucer
> Cromwell
> Daniel O'Connell
> Dick Whittington
> Doyle
> Ducket & Dogget
> Eiffel
> Emmet
> Fernando Wood
> Fitzgeralds And Butlers
> Fleming
> Forest
> Furzey
> Gilpin
> Godfrey
> Grockleton
> Harold
> Henry VIII
> Ivan The Terrible
> James A. Michener
> James Joyce
> Jane Austen
> JP Morgan
> Karpenko
> Kellers
> La Guardia
> Law
> Lincoln
> Lord Cornbury
> MacGowan
> Madden
> Martell
> Mason
> Master
> Meredith
> Mrs Astor
> Mrs Vanderbilt
> O'Byrne
> O'Donnells
> Parnell
> Penny
> Peter The Great
> Pocahontas
> Porteus
> Pride
> Puckle
> Robert Moses
> Romanov
> Rufus
> Saint Patrick
> Saint Thomas Becket
> Savoy
> Shakespeare
> Shockley
> Silversleeves
> Smith
> St Thomas More
> Stuyvesant
> Suvorin
> Swift
> Tidy
> Tolstoy Family
> Totton
> Van Dyck
> Walsh
> Washington
> Wilson
> Yeats
Subjects
> 1798
> 9/11
> Alchemy
> Armour
> Ascendancy
> Battle Of The Boyne
> Blitz
> Book Of Kells
> Celtic Pagan Religion
> Charterhouse
> Civil War
> Cockney
> Common Law
> Corn
> Cossacks
> Crash of '29
> Crimean War
> Crusades
> Cutty Sark
> Decembrists
> Deer
> Domesday Book
> Draft Riots 1863
> Drogheda
> Easter Rising
> Ecology
> Famine
> Fire Of London
> Freemasons In Russia
> Gorbachev And Perestroika
> Grattan
> Great Blizzard of 1888
> Henry VIII and Ireland
> Heraldry
> Huguenots
> Ice Age
> Jews of Sarum
> London Tailoring
> Magna Carta
> Manhattan's Indian settlements
> Mayflower
> Monmouth's Rebellion
> Napoleon's Invasion
> Normans In Ireland
> Old Believers
> Oprichniki
> Pale
> Penruddock's Rising
> Plague
> Plantations
> Quakers
> Revolutionary War (War of Independence)
> Russian Nobility
> Russian Revolution
> Slavophiles And Westernisers
> Smuggling
> Spanish Armada
> Staff Of Saint Patrick
> Stalin's Purges
> Suffragettes
> Tartars
> Trafalgar
> Vikings
> Vikings Of Ireland
> Whorehouses
> Witchcraft & Wicca
> Wool Trade

Did You Know?
The first MGM Lion was Irish. The iconic MGM lion, which appears before every MGM film since the studio’s birth, has been a number of different lions since the early 20th century, but the very first MGM Lion was a Dubliner! Slats, born in the Dublin Zoo in 1919, was used on every black and white MGM film between 1924 and 1928. To this day, he is the only MGM lion not to roar, though reportedly he could growl on cue.




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