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Morgan Llywelyn - PIRATE QUEEN - 9780862789749 - 9780862789749
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Description for PIRATE QUEEN Paperback. 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. Num Pages: 160 pages. BIC Classification: 5AK; YFT. Category: (J) Children / Juvenile. Dimension: 196 x 133 x 11. Weight in Grams: 140.
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 ... Read more

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The O'Brien Press
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Dublin, Ireland
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About Morgan Llywelyn
Historian and novelist Morgan Llywelyn was born in New York City, but after the death of her husband and parents in 1985 returned to Ireland to take up citizenship in the land of her grandparents and make her permanent home there. After making the shortlist for the United States Olympic Team in Dressage in 1975, ... Read more

Reviews for PIRATE QUEEN
'an amazing story of courage, determination and cunning ... Her story is set in one of the most turbulent times in the history of our country and tells of the bravery amongst a people determined to survive.'
Irish Examiner
The Irish Examiner
'The story is told partly in the form of letters from Granuaile to her youngest ... Read more

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