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Divided by a gentle curve in the great River Boyne, the town of Drogheda in County Louth is one of the oldest and largest in Ireland.
Malahide Castle is famous for surviving through tumultuous and violent centuries, and provides a fascinating glimpse into life in an ancient fortress, and the enduring spirit of the family that lived there.
The Earl of Strafford, Thomas Wentworth. National Portrait Gallery.
Attention to detail and accuracy is what marks the difference between the hobbyist and the professional. And some of us actually enjoy the research.
Just before the turn of the 17th century in 1593, Thomas Wentworth was born in London, into fortune, property and prestige. But he sought more than anything what he did not have: a royal title. An earldom. It would come at the greatest cost.
When Frederick Douglass spoke at an anti-slavery convention in 1841, he was part of pattern in history, the Power of '41.
What was Christmas like in 17th century Ireland? What customs are still celebrated today?
These two members of feuding Anglo-Irish families were actually cousins, and made an unlikely couple until events shifted, ultimately allowing a marriage of choice rather than arrangement.
If you are serious about your products, you might want to be equally as serious about your personal brand that represents them.