Emmet

The story of the Emmet family, of Robert Emmet's career at Trinity College Dublin, and of the tragic rebellion that cost him his life are given in two chapters of Rutherfurd's second Irish book, 'Croppies' and 'Emmet'.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Women's Suffrage in America : In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson had announced his support for a women's suffrage amendment, but progress was slow, and the amendment failed in the senate. To keep up pressure, a group of ladies known as the Silent Sentinels went on silent vigil outside the White House. Some of their banners were pretty strongly worded. But Wilson still asked them in for coffee. Not only did they refuse the invitation, but on February 9, 1919, they actually burned him in effigy in front of the White House! The amendment finally passed the senate in June and was ratified in August 1920.