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1798 – United Irish Rebellion begins in Wexford and in Leinster.

The short lived, brutal 1798 Rebellion instigated by the United Irishmen commences when on the night of the 23rd May, the mail coaches leaving Dublin were seized – as a signal to those United Irishmen outside the capital that the time of the uprising had arrived. 147 more words

Irish History

Maurice Berkeley and the Scots Plot

Here’s a late breaking news flash. On that murky Midsummer Eve when the 17th Earl of Oxford died, the Earl of Southampton was swept up and arrested with friends, including the brother of the overseer of the will of William Shakspere of Stratford-on-Avon. 4,097 more words

Shakespeare

Sonnet XIV. To the Spider by Thomas Russell

Ingenious insect, but of ruthless mould,
Whose savage craft (as nature taught) designs
A mazy web of death; the filmy lines
That form thy circling labyrinth enfold… 90 more words

Poetry

Books and sacred places

           

Vintage or antique books are portals for time travel, which is one reason I love strolling through antique fairs; especially antique book fairs. I spoke with a few vendors at a recent Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair. 15 more words

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1798 - United Irish Rebellion begins in Wexford and in Leinster.

The short lived, brutal 1798 Rebellion instigated by the United Irishmen commences when on the night of the 23rd May, the mail coaches leaving Dublin were seized – as a signal to those United Irishmen outside the capital that the time of the uprising had arrived. 147 more words

Irish History

Fort Smith National Cemetery

To some it might be odd, but I like to visit National Cemeteries. The history is oh so rich at each of them. So for this post I want to share with you some of the history of… 321 more words

Found Round And About

Feast of Arthur Tozer Russell (November 18)

Above:  St. John’s College, Cambridge, England, Between 1890 and 1900

Published by Detroit Publishing Company, 1905

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2002696460/) 374 more words

Saints Of The 1860s