Back to home page - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

not-for-profit - a workers'co-op - committed to social justice | 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY - 0151 708 7270

Pirate Queen: The Life of Grace O'Malley

by Judith Cook - £9.99  Birlinn Ltd (2021)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781780277158 | ISBN 10: 1780277156

In a life stranger than any fiction, Grace O'Malley, daughter of a clan chief in the far west of Ireland, went from marriage at fifteen to piracy on the high seas. She soon had a fleet of galleys under her commander, but her three decades of plundering, kidnapping, murder and mayhem came to a close in 1586, when she was captured and sentenced to hang.
 
Saved from the scaffold by none other than Queen Elizabeth herself - another powerful woman in a man's world - Grace's life took another extraordinary turn, when it was rumoured she had become intelligencer for the queen's spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham.
 
Was this the price of her freedom?
 
Judith Cook explores this and other questions about the life and times of this remarkable woman in a fascinating, thrilling and impeccably researched book.

(Price & availability last checked: May 2021)

This website can't tell you if we have this book in the shop or not - to ask, phone us or use the enquiry link below. (We can order most books within 7-10 days, subject to availability.)
  

Featured book: New History & Biography, New Books - Women / Feminism,
In booklists: Pirates, Women in Ireland, Biography and Autobiography, Women's Biography and Autobiography,
In categories: History & Biography, Feminism & Women, Ireland, Scotland & Wales,

© News From Nowhere Co-operative Ltd IP24524R 2004-2021 | Privacy policy | Contact | return to top of page