Easter Rising

The story of the Easter Rising of 1916 is told in the final 'Rising' chapter of Rutherfurd's Irish saga, with particular reference to the role played by the women of the Rising, the Cumann na mBan.




 

 

 

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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