|Saint Patrick ☘ (shamrocked_) wrote,|
@ 2011-03-02 15:34:00
|Entry tags:||*ooc: resources|
If I tried to do a complete timeline reference, we'd be here all day. So pardon me while I try to map out the important things/bits I know. Eventually I might add Australian Patrick. We'll see!
(For reference, entries in black=before Patrick split into various versions, blue=American Patrick, green=Irish Patrick (Padraig)
☘ April, 1541 Patrick is caught trying to hide Cardinal Reginald Pole from Henry VIII's anti-Catholic raids. He is tortured by George to minimise damage and spends 9 months in the Tower of London
☘ December, 1541 Patrick is executed as a traitor by Henry VIII. His head is retrieved by George and they continue their work trying to lessen the effect of Henry's reign of terror
☘ 1555-1558 Patrick was glad to see a Catholic take the throne of England, but he soon realised Mary I was as tyrannical as her father. Instead of hiding Catholics, he hides protestants from her during the Marian Persecutions.
☘ 1666 Patrick travels to London to help with the aftermath of the Great London Fire and to comfort his brother, George.
☘ 1740 The first Irish Famine begins. Patrick has a discussion with Famine as the Irish people begin to riot.
☘ Spring 1740 Patrick decides to leave for America with Brigid and the thousands of Irish emigrants who are doing much the same thing during the first Irish famine. Patrick spends several decades in New York helping immigrants. It is the last time he sees most of his siblings (except Brigid) for over two hundred years. A version of Patrick remains in Ireland who begins to call himself Padraig.
☘ 1845-1852 The Irish Potato Famine hits and in 1846, Padraig has a another discussion with Famine. Padraig does his best to help his people by appealing to the Queen. He was active in organising charity through the help of the church and other organisations. During this period, Padraig died of hunger himself four times.
☘ 1845 Patrick returns to New York after time moving around the country to, once again, help with the new wave of Irish immigrants. He stays for nearly two and a half decades to help in the midst of rampant discrimination (no Irish need apply) and poverty.
☘ Early December, 1846 Despite Padraig being angry with England's handling of the famine, George goes to Dublin to force-feed his brother who is suffering from the famine's effects.
☘ 1858 Padraig becomes involved in the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB), an organisation which revolved around trying to end the British Rule in Ireland. He hides his involvement from his brothers George and David, though he tells Andrew, Brigid and Columba about it.
☘ May, 1861 Padraig visits his brother, George in London. They have an argument. This leads to a period of nearly fifty years where the brother's relationship is extremely strained.
☘ 1900s Patrick spends time in Chicago, helping with the Irish communities there.
☘ April 24th to April 30th, 1916 the Easter Rising takes place in Dublin in order to rise up against British rule and Padraig (who was not personally involved) works to get the arrested leaders of the insurrection pardoned. He writes a heartfelt and desperate letter to his brother George to no avail. In May, the organisers of the rising were put to death in Kilmainham Gaol, including one injured man who had to be executed while being tied to a chair as he was unable to stand. After this, Padraig calls his brother, heartbroken.
☘ January 1919 In the wake of Ireland refusing to accept British rule, the first Dáil is established in Ireland and Padraig is at the forefront of organising it. On the same day as the establishment of the Irish senate, the Irish war of Independence begins.
☘ 1919-1921 Padraig is involved in fighting with the civilian's army and supporting the IRB (which eventually became the Irish Republican Army or IRA.
☘ November 1920 Patrick returns to Ireland to help Padraig and the IRA with what went down in history as Bloody Sunday. One of many, of course.
☘ November 1920 Leaving the Bloody Sunday massacre to Patrick, Padraig travels to London to assassinate an English officer. He is captured in his attempt. After George rescues him from prison, he keeps Padraig captive in his home.
☘ 25th December, 1920 Padraig is rescued from George's by his sister Darerca. George is shot and killed by Darerca in the rescue, and the brothers don't see each other for a year.
☘ 6 December, 1921 Padraig supports the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty which he feels will end the fighting and the quest to free Ireland of English rule can be played out in the political arena. He leaves the signing of the treaty to Michael Collins and others. His reunion with George is a happy one.
☘ 28 June, 1922-24 May 1923 Padraig is dismayed when the signing of the treaty leads to in-fighting and the break out of the Irish Civil War. Padraig supports the pro-treaty side of the war, which eventually wins and Northern Ireland remains in English hands while Ireland is allowed it's own government. This sees a divide between himself and his siblings Darerca and Columba since he seemingly joined the side of the English.
☘ 1930-1940 Patrick helps immigrants in California and spends a decade with Saint Agatha, doing what he can. He witnesses and baptises people where necessary.
☘ January 2nd, 1941 Padraig goes to London to comfort George during the London Blitz.
☘ 1950-1970 Patrick moves around the country, witnessing and performing the last baptisms he will perform. His hair begins to lighten during the 70s.
☘ 1980s Patrick moves to Florida and once again works with immigrants. He begins to lose some of his memories and his appearance changes yet more drastically. He begins to drink and his alcoholism becomes a large part of his life.
☘ 1995-2009 Patrick lives in Chicago, working in several youth shelters. His appearance has changed completely. The last of his memories had faded, though he retains knowledge of who he is. Mired in self-loathing, Patrick does his good work but spends his nights drunk.
☘ August 2009 Patrick flees Chicago with Neil Rosenbaum, changes both their names, and relocates to New York City to keep Neil safe from his tyrannical father. He works at a youth shelter and befriends volunteer Joseph Van der Berg.
☘ 2010 He reunites with several of his siblings and John the Baptist, the latter whom he begins a relationship with. He begins to work on his issues and many of his memories begin to return.