Ascendancy

This word has been applied to the period of Protestant British domination of Ireland from the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 until the end of the Victorian era. The story of this period is found in the second book of Rutherfurd's Irish saga, from the 'Ascendancy' chapter onwards.




 

 

 

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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