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?
The first leap year in the modern sense was in 1752 in Britain, with the adoption of the Gregorian calendar by Britain and her colonies. This was not the first time leap years had been used; the Julian calendar used before 1752 had a simpler system of leap years, and The Islamic calendar Al-Hijra also has an extra day added to the 12th month Zul Hijja on leap years.




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