Tidy

An English name: the fictional Tidy family come to Ireland in the Middle Ages, as did many small-time English merchants and craftsmen. Sometimes servants of the Church, by the nineteenth century they have joined the important Quaker community in Dublin. Their story is told through both of the two books of Edward Rutherfurd's Irish saga, beginning in the 'Dalkey' 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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