Plantations

The policy of making plantations of loyal English settlers in Ireland, though associated with Protestantism, in fact began in the reign of Catholic Queen Mary who, despite her religion, distrusted the Irish. In the second of Rutherfurd's Irish books, the plantations form part of the story in several chapters, beginning with 'Plantation'.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
The First Film. Though disputed by historians who claim that a functional Lumière camera did not exist before the end of 1894, the Lumière brothers, widely regarded as the inventors of cinema, claimed to have shot their first films in August, 1894. Seven months later, in March, 1895 in Paris, they presented what was probably the world’s first screening of a film in front of a large audience. Ironically, the main purpose of their presentation was to showcase exciting research on colour photography, but the brothers were surprised at how fixated the audience was with the moving black and white images also on display !




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