Drogheda

Cromwell's famous siege and massacre of Drogheda has often been misunderstood and misrepresented. Based on the best recent historical writing, Rutherfurd gives a historically balanced and blow-by-blow account of the drama and tragedy of that day, in the 'Drogheda' chapter of his second Irish book.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
In 1598, Queen Elizabeth ordered a banquet featuring a food source from the new world: potatoes. The royal cooks, having never prepared potatoes before, threw the veggie away and cooked the green part or eye instead, sickening the whole royal court. Elizabeth banned the vegetable. The ban was eventually lifted a few years later when potatoes gained popularity in Spain, France and Italy.




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