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?
This month four hundred years ago, the famed Mayflower began its journey across the Atlantic. After abandoning its sister ship, the Speedwell, which was not seaworthy, the Mayflower finally set sail in September. The people on the Mayflower all belonged to an obscure sect called the Brownists. The founder, Brown himself, had already abandoned the sect and returned to the king’s Church of England. The Pilgrim fathers were woefully badly prepared for their journey, lacking proper farm implements and livestock. The miracle is that they survived at all!




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