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Pirate Queen: In Search of Grace O'Malley and Other Legendary Women of the Sea

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ISBN13: 9781580051095
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The Pirate Queen begins in Ireland with the infamous Grace OMalley, a ruthless pirate and scourge to the most powerful fleets of sixteenth-century Europe. This Irish clan chieftain, sea captain, and pirate queen was a contemporary of Elizabeth I, a figure whose life is the stuff of myth. Regularly raiding English ships caught off Irelands west coast, OMalley was purported to have fought the Spanish armada just hours after giving birth to her son. She had several husbands in her lifetime, and acquired lands and castles that still dot the Irish coastline today.

But Grace OMalley was not alone. Since ancient times, women have rowed and sailed, commanded and fished, built boats and owned fleets. As pirate, captains wives, lighthouse keepers and sailors in disguise theyve explored coastlines and set off alone across unknown seas. Yet their incredible contributions have been nearly erased from the history books. In The Pirate Queen, Barbara Sjoholm brings some of these extraordinary women back to life, taking the reader on an unforgettable journey from the wild Irish coast to the haunting Scandinavian fjords in this meticulously researched, colorfully written, and truly original work

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The Pirate Queen begins in Ireland with the notorious Grace OMalley, a scourge to the most powerful fleets of sixteenth-century Europe. This Irish clan chieftain and pirate queen was a contemporary of Elizabeth I, and a figure whose life is the stuff of myth. Regularly raiding English ships caught off Irelands west coast, OMalley purportedly fought off fierce Algerian pirates just hours after giving birth to her son. She commanded two hundred men (and a couple of husbands), and acquired lands and castles that still dot the Irish coastline today. But OMalley was not alone, especially in the waters of the North Atlantic where author Barbara Sjoholm traveled through coastal communities and seafaring ports to collect these little-known stories. Since ancient times, women have rowed and sailed, commanded and fished, built boats and owned fleets. Yet their incredible contributions have been nearly erased from the history books, as have the myths of seal women, Finn wives, and storm witches. In The Pirate Queen, Sjoholm brings some of these extraordinary stories back to life, taking the reader on an unforgettable journey in this meticulously researched, colorfully written, and truly original work. Illustrations and maps add to these intriguing swashbuckling tales

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Sjoholm brings back to life some extraordinary swashbuckling tales of women of the sea, taking the reader on an unforgettable journey in this meticulously researched, colorfully written, and truly original work. Also included are illustrations and maps.

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vanrijngo, May 14, 2007 (view all comments by vanrijngo)
The story of this remarkable woman, by the name Grace O'Malley, who had been extensively researched by Barbara Sjoholm, is one large credit to persevering the history of women in leadership. Stories like this is normally only written about the notorious men of the sea, and you might just say, it is pretty amazing and remarkable to me, by how much the sea scares me.

You might say that this story has enlighten myself,.. to the possible seek out the truths of an art object in my collection,... for the art collector that I am and happen to be,... and for the bringing on of the understanding of one of the heavy sculpture, made of bronze, work of different metals, iron, brass and copper wires, of a woman who looks like she would be a sea going person of times past.

This very heavy sculpture has been in my collection for years now. The remembrance of its purchase, where and what was purchased with it,... re-assures me of my old beliefs that it was made by a 17th century artist,... one who was the son of a metal smith, and was preserving history in art form,... while the stories were still fresh in everyone's mind. Yet there is not one thing on record about it. The front plate, presumed used for its name and of its artist is still there, but the name plate is missing. It looks to me as though it may have been re-mounted, on a heavy slab of beautiful oak stained wood used as its base.
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jbaker01, May 14, 2007 (view all comments by jbaker01)
An interesting story about an interesting time... Barbara Sjoholm really brings the past to life in The Priate Queen.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781580051095
Other:
Sjoholm, Barbara
Publisher:
Seal Press (CA)
Other:
Sjoholm, Barbara
Author:
Sjoholm, Barbara
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
HISTORY / Essays
Subject:
HIS049000
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations, maps
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 14 oz

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The Pirate Queen begins in Ireland with the notorious Grace OMalley, a scourge to the most powerful fleets of sixteenth-century Europe. This Irish clan chieftain and pirate queen was a contemporary of Elizabeth I, and a figure whose life is the stuff of myth. Regularly raiding English ships caught off Irelands west coast, OMalley purportedly fought off fierce Algerian pirates just hours after giving birth to her son. She commanded two hundred men (and a couple of husbands), and acquired lands and castles that still dot the Irish coastline today. But OMalley was not alone, especially in the waters of the North Atlantic where author Barbara Sjoholm traveled through coastal communities and seafaring ports to collect these little-known stories. Since ancient times, women have rowed and sailed, commanded and fished, built boats and owned fleets. Yet their incredible contributions have been nearly erased from the history books, as have the myths of seal women, Finn wives, and storm witches. In The Pirate Queen, Sjoholm brings some of these extraordinary stories back to life, taking the reader on an unforgettable journey in this meticulously researched, colorfully written, and truly original work. Illustrations and maps add to these intriguing swashbuckling tales
"Synopsis" by , Sjoholm brings back to life some extraordinary swashbuckling tales of women of the sea, taking the reader on an unforgettable journey in this meticulously researched, colorfully written, and truly original work. Also included are illustrations and maps.
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