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?
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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