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Pirate Queen

Author : Judith Cook
ISBN : 9781856354431
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From piracy to nunnery via murder, the scaffold, and rescue by Queen Elizabeth, Pirate Queen tells the sensational story of Grace O'Malley, terror of the seas.
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Author : Anne Chambers
ISBN : 0863279139
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Over 400 years ago Granuaile became a legend. As both Pirate Queen and Chieftain of the O'Malley clan, Granuaile or Grace O'Malley, challenged the accepted ideas of sixteenth century Ireland. She manipulated the turbulent political environment, ignoring conventions, to become one of the most powerful leaders in the country. Using state papers and manuscripts of the period, Anne Chambers reveals the woman behind the legend.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Granuaile Grace O Malley

Author : Anne Chambers
ISBN : 9780717151745
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Fearless leader by land and by sea, political pragmatist and tactician, rebel, pirate and matriarch, the `most notorious woman in all the coasts of Ireland' Grace O'Malley challenges and manipulates the turbulent politics of the 16th century – a period of immense social change and political upheaval. Breaching boundaries of gender imbalance and bias, she re-wrote the rules to become one of the world's documented feminist trail-blazers. In Granuaile, the original international bestselling biography of this historic icon, from rare and exclusive contemporary manuscript material, author Anne Chambers draws Ireland's great pirate queen in from the vagueness of myth and legend and presents the historical reality of one of the world's most extraordinary female leaders. First published in 1979 Granuaile has become a milestone in Irish publishing and author Anne Chambers the catalyst for the restoration of Grace O'Malley to political, social and maritime history. Over the years Anne's name has become synonymous with Grace O'Malley. Her biography has become an inspiration for documentary and film makers, composers, artists and writers from a range of creative disciplines worldwide, and is now recommended reading in schools curricula in Ireland and abroad. In this anniversary edition, as well as some textual additions, the inclusion of new transcriptions of contemporary 16th-century manuscript material, located and deciphered by the author, will be of special interest to students, teachers and historians as well as to the general reader.
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Author : Morgan Llywelyn
ISBN : 0765318083
Genre : Fiction
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An authentic and vivid re-creation of sixteenth-century Ireland provides the backdrop for the saga of real-life Irish chieftain Grace O'Malley, who took part in a lifelong struggle against England's Queen Elizabeth I. Reissue. 50,000 first printing. (Tie-in to the new Broadway musical The Pirate Queen, written by Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schnberg, directed by Frank Galati, opening Spring 2007) (Historical Fiction)
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Pirate Queen Of Ireland

Author : Anne Chambers
ISBN : 9781848898301
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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This is the true story of Grace O’Malley, or Granuaile, who ruled on land and sea in Connaught over 400 years ago. A Pirate Queen and Chieftain, she became a legend. We meet Grace as a young girl on Ireland’s west coast. Her father is a strong chieftain and loves the sea. Despite her parents’ objections, Grace becomes a better sailor than any of her father’s crew and so the adventures of the Pirate Queen begin. We set sail on her galley to Spain where war with England affects Grace and Ireland. We meet her husbands, Donal of the Battles and Richard in Iron, and are on board ship for her son’s birth and pirate attacks. After many escapades we sail to London for her famous meeting with Queen Elizabeth I. And we stay with her in her castle at Rock Fleet where she dies in 1603. This non-fiction account is a must for children who love Irish history! Similar to: Michael Collins: Most Wanted Man by Vincent McDonnell and Tom Crean: Ice Man by Michael Smith.
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The Pirate Queen

Author : Emily Arnold McCully
ISBN : 0606137092
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Recounts the life of the renowned sixteenth-century Irish woman pirate.
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Grace O Malley The Queen Of The Sea

Author : Elizabeth O'Neill-Sheehan
ISBN : 1682732207
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The story of Grace O'Malley, Ireland's pirate queen, is told in storybook format so that the youngest of readers can be inspired by her heroic personality. Written in the rhythm and rhyme of an Irish ballad, the story of this Chieftain, pirate, and warrior is sure to inspire. This is a great resource for Women's and Irish history lessons.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


Author : Anne Chambers
ISBN : 1905172109
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This children's book tells the story of a pirate queen who overcame the limitations of her gender and became a legend.
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T K Whitaker Portrait Of A Patriot

Author : Anne Chambers
ISBN : 9781448170531
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 2002, an eighty-five-year-old former civil servant was voted ‘Irishman of the Century’. Widely regarded as “the architect of modern Ireland”, T.K. Whitaker’s life spans the history of the Irish state in whose economic, social and cultural evolution he played an integral and influential role. Born in Rostrevor, County Down, reared in Drogheda, County Louth, from modest beginnings, T.K. Whitaker’s meteoric rise through the ranks of the civil service saw him at 39 years become the youngest Secretary of the Department of Finance. His was the quiet presence, the rational and informed voice behind many of the most momentous events in recent Irish history. His inspirational paper Programme for Economic Development became the blueprint for Ireland’s regeneration in the 1960s. As Governor in the 1970s his vision and purpose transformed the Central Bank into a dynamic institution. And, as advisor to Taoiseach Jack Lynch and other political leaders, he played a crucial role behind the scenes in the movement towards peace in Northern Ireland. Drawn from in-depth interviews conducted with Dr Whitaker and his family, as well as exclusive access to his personal papers and correspondence, in Portrait of a Patriot author Anne Chambers reveals the quite extraordinary extent and diversity of T.K. Whitaker’s work on behalf of the Irish State; his relationship with Irish and international political figures such as De Valera, Lemass, MacBride, Costello, Sweetman, Lynch, Haughey, FitzGerald, O’Neill, and Whitelaw; his policy struggles with governments and individual ministers. This personal and intimate biography also introduces Ken Whitaker the family man, his motivation, humour and compassion; the personal losses endured and the many highlights enjoyed. T.K. Whitaker’s life story is a model of excellence, integrity and public duty, and as such is all the more relevant today when such practical patriotism seems largely absent in twenty-first-century Ireland.
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Ah Those Irish Colleens

Author : Helen Walsh Folsom
ISBN : 158182355X
Genre : History
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While women in modern Western society have spent the last century fighting for equal rights, women in ancient Ireland were accorded legal equality with men. Under the Brehon Laws women had the right to own property, rule territories, seek an education, and sue for divorce. Celtic women were also warriors, frequently taking up arms and marching into battle with their brothers and husbands.
Category: History