1798

The attempted rising, with French help, organized by Wolfe Tone, its failure and the tragedy of Vinegar Hill - the Year of the French - is one of the dramatic peaks in the second book of Edward Rutherfurd's Irish saga, told in the 'Croppies' chapter.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Only one man was allowed to live in the royal palace of China, known as the Forbidden City: the emperor. All the other inhabitants were either women - wives, concubines or servants - or the famous palace eunuchs. Nearly all eunuchs were castrated when they were still only boys. But there were just a few who chose to be castrated after they became men, and even had children of their own. They did it for the money. 




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