Tidy

An English name: the fictional Tidy family come to Ireland in the Middle Ages, as did many small-time English merchants and craftsmen. Sometimes servants of the Church, by the nineteenth century they have joined the important Quaker community in Dublin. Their story is told through both of the two books of Edward Rutherfurd's Irish saga, beginning in the 'Dalkey' chapter.




 

 

 

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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