The first Irishman in China (Outsiders Part II)


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Believe it or not the first Irish person to visit China left Europe in 1318 arriving. His fascinating journey would take several years. Known only as 'James of Ireland' this a story embroiled in the rise of the Mongols, medieval papal diplomacy and the tediously slow world of medieval travel.

Hear his story in this podcast...

Outsiders is a short mini series I am making over Christmas - I will be returning to the story of the Great Famine in mid January 2018.

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