Yeats

W.B.Yeats, the great poet, senator and patriot is a presence and point of reference in the 'Rising' chapter which concludes the second book of Rutherfurd's Irish saga. The story also includes a memorable encounter with the woman he loved, Maud Gonne.




 

 

 

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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