Sir Francis however had the last laugh. A small detail in his new crest was a tiny image of the Drake of Ash wyvern gules hung up by the heels (sic) from the rigging of a ship
TisILeclerc wrote:In the link to the Drake Family in England in the above post by Hvered we are told, after a discussion of the importance of the dragon name:
' This person went from Devonshire and undoubtedly settled in Ireland, as a family of the name appears there shortly afterwards at Drakerath, County of Meathe, bearing the coat-of-arms of the English Drakes. Richard, a member of this family, was high sheriff of County Meathe in 1368, and one John also in 1422. This same John, or another, was Mayor of Dublin in 1402.'
Meath is one of the most densely covered megalith sites in Ireland and is rich in minerals.
Europe's largest zinc mine and the world's ninth largest.
iron was worked from the eastern half of Ireland during the 16th and 17th centuries,
You might not know it, but medieval Germans nearly ruined beer forever. In 1516, a purity law called the Reinheitsgebot mandated that beer be made with only water, hops and barley. (The role of yeast hadn't yet been discovered.) Thanks to that bit of brewing censorship and the bastardized recipes of modern brewing conglomerates, beer drinkers have been subjected to bland lager for a long, long time.
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