Grace O'Malley

Author: Anne Chambers

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717151743

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 4236


Grace O’Malley is unique as the only woman recorded on the famous Baptista Boazio map of Ireland (1599), a tribute to the status she achieved as a leader on land and at sea in the 16th century. In 1979 Anne Chambers’ original biography of this famous Irishwoman, who over the centuries had been airbrushed from historical record, put her on the map once again. The biography became a milestone in Irish publishing and the catalyst for the restoration of Grace O’Malley to political, social and maritime history, as well as establishing her as an inspirational female role model in the classroom. In the 40th anniversary edition of this international bestselling biography, drawn from rare contemporary manuscript records, the author presents Ireland’s great pirate queen not as a vague mythological figure but as one of the world’s most extraordinary female leaders. Political pragmatist and tactician, rebel, intrepid mariner and pirate, wife, lover, mother, grandmother and matriarch, the ‘most notorious woman in all the coasts of Ireland’, Grace O’Malley challenged and triumphed over the social and political barriers she encountered in the course of her long, pioneering life. Breaching boundaries of gender imbalance and bias in a period of immense social and political upheaval and change, Grace O’Malley rewrote the rules to become one of the world’s first recorded feminist trailblazers. This updated anniversary edition brings Grace O’Malley’s story to a new generation awakened to the global focus on gender equality as well as positive ageing.

Pirate Queen of Ireland

Author: Anne Chambers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848891920

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 114

View: 5858


This is the true story of Grace O'Malley, or Granuaile, who ruled on land and sea in Connaught, Ireland, 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. Despite her parents' objections, Grace becomes a better sailor than any of her father's crew. We sail on her galley to Spain, where war with England affects Grace and Ireland. We 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 Rockfleet where she dies in 1603. This non-fiction account is a must for children who love Irish history!

Grace O'Malley

Author: ANNE. CHAMBERS

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780717185771

Category:

Page: 224

View: 2160


Grace O'Malley is the story of one remarkable woman's quest for survival and fulfilment, by land and by sea. In 1979, Anne Chambers' original biography of Ireland's pirate queen, airbrushed from historical record over the centuries, put her on the map once again. The biography became a milestone in Irish publishing and the catalyst for the restoration of Grace O'Malley to political, social and maritime history, as well as establishing her as an inspirational female role model. In the 40th anniversary edition of this international bestselling biography, drawn from rare contemporary manuscript records, the author presents Ireland's great pirate queen not as a vague mythological figure but as one of the world's most extraordinary female leaders. Political pragmatist and tactician, rebel, intrepid mariner and pirate, wife, lover, mother, grandmother and matriarch, the 'most notorious woman in all the coasts of Ireland', Grace O'Malley challenged and triumphed over the social and political barriers she encountered in the course of her long, pioneering life. This updated edition brings one of the world's first recorded feminist trailblazers to a new generation awakened to the global focus on gender equality as well as positive ageing. Praise for Anne Chambers' Granuaile: 'Draws a vivid picture of the trailblazing pirate queen.' Irish Examiner 'You cannot be what you cannot see, and with women all too often airbrushed from history, the importance of this biography cannot be underestimated.' Orla O'Connor, Director, National Women's Council of Ireland 'A superbly researched work ... it salvages the 16th century Mistress of the Western Waves from the rather frivolous folklore which surrounds her.' The Irish Times 'A historical reality which is equally if not more compelling than the legend.' Sunday Tribune 'Grace O'Malley ... a woman who can truly claim to have been 400 years before her time ... and Anne Chambers' biography is as innovative as its subject.' Enda Kenny, former Taoiseach of Ireland

Pirate Queen

Author: Judith Cook

Publisher: Mercier Press Ltd

ISBN: 1856354431

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 195

View: 3477


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.

Pirate Queen: the Legend of Grace O'Malley

Author: Tony Lee

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN: 9781536200201

Category:

Page: 128

View: 2100


A captivating retelling of the story of Grace O'Malley, the Pirate Queen of Ireland, and her struggle to protect the friends, family, and country that she loved. A true daughter of the fearsome O'Malley clan, Grace spent her life wishing to join the fight to keep Henry VIII's armies from invading her homeland of Ireland -- only to be told again and again that the battlefield is no place for a woman. But after English conspirators brutally murder her husband, Grace can no longer stand idly by. Leading men into battle on the high seas, Grace O'Malley quickly gains a formidable reputation as the Pirate Queen of Ireland with her prowess as a sailor and skill with a sword. But her newfound notoriety puts the lives of Grace and her entire family in danger and eventually leads to a confrontation with the most powerful woman in England: Queen Elizabeth I. With a gripping narrative and vivid, action-packed illustrations, the fourth entry in Tony Lee and Sam Hart's Heroes and Heroines series captures the intensity and passion of one of history's fiercest female warriors.

Pirate Queen of Ireland

Author: Anne Chambers

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 1848898304

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 120

View: 4776


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.

Granuaile

Author: Anne Chambers

Publisher: Wolfhound Press (IE)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Connacht (Ireland)

Page: 213

View: 6908


Granuaile ruled on land and sea in the province of Connaught over 400 years ago. A Pirate Queen and Irish Chieftain, she became a legend. This is the story of Granuaile's Ireland, divided into 'kingdoms' ruled by chieftains. Her father is the strong chieftain of Umhall and Granuaile wishes to sail the clan's ships to Spain and Scotland for trade. Trapped by her gender, Granuaile proves a better sailor than any of her father's men and is eventually accepted. Her story continues through wars, husbands, giving birth on board ship, and a meeting with Queen Elizabeth I.

Grace O'Malley

Author: History Nerds

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 72

View: 4887


The name Grace O'Malley stands forever as a sign and symbol that even in repressive times no one can be held back that chooses their destiny. A Pirate, a wife, a mother, and a fearsome warrior, Grace carved her name in the annuls of history standing up to Lords, ladies, and even Queen Elizabeth as she refused to bow the knee to someone she called "an equal".A strong woman in a day where men sought to ignore them, a Pirate who fought better than many men, and a fearsome warrior who is quoted in the middle of a battle as having shouted at her son. "Why are you hiding back there? Are you trying to climb back inside my womb?" Can a woman have a career and a family? Grace did. Can a woman be a Pirate? Grace did. Can an Irishwoman come face to face with an English Queen, hold her own, smuggle a dagger into the meeting, and come out with an agreement? Grace did.Jump into this concise retelling of Grace, her husbands, sons, battles, and much more.

Granuaile: Pirate Queen

Author: Morgan Llywelyn

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847173861

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 160

View: 7160


In the sixteenth century, Granuaile, the Pirate Queen, warrior and leader, was the terror of the North Atlantic and the most feared woman in Ireland. Heading a large army and a fleet of ships, she lived by trading and raiding and demanding tribute from all who sailed through her territory. Told partly through letters written to her son Tibbot, it charts the gradual decline of the Gaelic chieftains and traditions of Ireland as Elizabeth Tudor, the 'Virgin Queen' of England, extended her power throughout Ireland by bribery and slaughter. It is a story of immense bravery and daring, as Granuaile takes on the great Norman lords, smuggles weapons and mercenaries for the Ulster Gaelic O'Donnell and O'Neill clans and finally goes to confront Elizabeth Tudor herself. Some of the great figures of Irish history feature, including Red Hugh O'Donnell, Hugh O'Neill, Hugh Dubh O'Donnell, and Richard Bingham.