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?
October, derived from the Latin Octo, which means eight, was actually the eighth month of the year in the original Roman calendar of ten months. It wasn’t until the Julian calendar was introduced by Julius Caesar in the first century BC that January and February were added. The Julian calendar remained the predominant calendar in Europe through the sixteenth century, until it was amended to the Gregorian calendar we still use today.




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