Saint Patrick

Ireland's patron saint. Modern Irish scholarship has raised a number of interesting questions about the status, political acumen and mission of Saint Patrick, and these are incorporated in to the telling of the story - in which the saint makes a personal appearance - in three of the chapters of the first book of Edward Rutherfurd's Irish saga.




 

 

 

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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