One family's history over two centuries in Scotland and Ireland through tumultuous times from ploughs to poppies and to a shattering of old beliefs.
What little history I was taught in school during the sixties told me that I lived under a 'constitutional monarchy'. I was told that the exercise of the Divine Right of Kings - an absolute monarch - ended when Cromwell and his supporters beheaded King Charles I of England in 1649. Ever since the monarchy … Continue reading Living under an absolute monarchy
It was a standing joke between them. Sam took a Bushmills and Sean a Jameson. They’d done it for over forty years, but they united around the Guinness. That seemed to cut across all creeds. “Parade gets smaller every year,” said Sam as they settled into the snug in the small bar in central Belfast … Continue reading When the flyers came home