Lang Syne Irish Family Clan Information History Fact Book - Fitzgerald
Of Norman roots, it was in the late twelfth century that they descended with full military might on Ireland – but the Fitzgeralds also readily adapted to the ancient Irish way of life, becoming in the process one of the Emerald Isle’s most powerful and important dynasties.
Rebels against the Crown on many occasions, they suffered dearly for their beliefs and in their struggle for the nation’s freedom and independence.
In more peaceful times, Ella Fitzgerald, born in Newport News, Virginia, in 1917, will be long remembered as the ‘First Lady of Song’, and one of the most influential jazz singers of the twentieth century.
In a career that spanned 57 years, she was the winner of 13 Grammy Awards and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George H.W. Bush before her death in 1996.
The stirring tale of the Fitzgeralds is recorded here.
Book Dimensions 10 × 0.4 × 14.5 cm