I saw this book in Barcelona just over a month ago, and decided there was no way I was lugging something this big and heavy all the way home! I was glad to find it on The Book Depository, both in paperback and hardcover. Of course, if you buy from there you get the book with free shipping (I shudder to think how much it would be to Australia otherwise!).
This is one of those books that will appeal to history nerds, historical fiction and romance readers, etc.
On the 27th of August, 1798, a rebellion took place in Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland.
In what would come to be known either as the Battle of Castlebar or the Castlebar Races, a force of two-thousand Irish rebels and French troops defeated six-thousand British troops.
This event was part of the larger failed Irish Rebellion of that year.
This early 1900s postcard is of the Battle of Alamance, a pre-American Revolution battle that took place in North Carolina on the 16th of May, 1771.
Scottish poet Robert Burns was born on the 25th of January, 1759.
The date is celebrated in Scotland and by the Scottish diaspora as Burns Night.