The First Irishman in China
(Outsiders Part II)
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.