Emmet

The story of the Emmet family, of Robert Emmet's career at Trinity College Dublin, and of the tragic rebellion that cost him his life are given in two chapters of Rutherfurd's second Irish book, 'Croppies' and 'Emmet'.




 

 

 

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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