Choose from topics below for stories of people, families, events and places connected to County Down’s past. County Down – Family Histories Benson and the Downshire Estate Bunbury Isaac of Holywood (Hollywood), near Hillsborough Christy of Moyallon...
Peter the Great was the Tsar of Russia from 1682 until his death in 1725. He is called great because he oversaw the development and expansion of Russia into an 18th century super-power. He was also 6 foot 8 in height which was a happy coincidence. On 9 March 1697,...
This is a draft version of the Maxol book, and needs to be properly edited and illustrated. ‘Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.’ George Bernard Shaw.  ***** In 1920, William McMullan,...
What follows below is a broad and rambling investigation into how Christianity reached Ireland, the United Kingdom and Western Europe in the early centuries of the first millennium anno domini. Working in conjunction with Michael Brabazon, we have identified at least...
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