Tag: Ancestry

I told you I didn’t think I was Irish

On this day in 1563 the Edict of Amboise was signed by Catherine de’ Medici, acting as regent for her son Charles IX of France. Officially, this treaty ended the first phase of the French Wars of Religion and guaranteed the Huguenots religious privileges and freedoms, thus restoring the peace. I’m not enough of an …

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Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?

Truth is, the story of St. Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland is mere legend. True. It’s a good one. But it’s still legend. As far as I know, I’m not Irish. Truth is I haven’t traced the genealogy far enough to know for certain. Don’t judge. It’s on the list. What I can …

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