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Granuaile: Grace O'Malley: Grace O'Malley - Ireland's Pirate Queen Kindle Edition
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Anne Chambers has now set me straight. Granuaile was a formidable, fascinating, and challenging woman and was consequently written out of official (male) Irish history. An inconvenient truth with no place in the school curriculum of the Christian Brothers who taught me. Had they realised the fullness of this warrior queen, she might have figured in more than just the curriculum.
Anne has spent years of patient and thorough research bringing this remarkable woman to life. Much of the material has been winkled out of official English records. Granuaile's frequent appearance in the records of the oppressor is a testimony to her importance, and effectiveness, in her long fight, on land and on sea, to hold on to her Irish heritage. She lived through a period when the old Gaelic culture and laws were being systematically eradicated in favour of those of the invader.
The book is a revelation and a great read. I am heartened to learn that since my day Granuaile is now on the curriculum and well on the way to claiming her rightful place in Irish history. And this is no small thanks to Anne Chambers, bless her.
)At a time when most women stayed around the hearth this daughter of an Irish seafaring family put fear into the hearts of
marauding seamen around the coast of Ireland. Fascinating read well researched.
This is near-secret history to English readers, and the author negotiates the archives with considerable expertise.
Shaun Davey's outstanding musical suite `Granuaile' led me to want to know more about this pirate queen. Granuaile
I visited County Mayo. I bought Anne Chambers' book.
The text, perhaps understandably, is almost feminist in flavour, but I have no difficulty with that.
Be warned: Ms. Chambers' book is readable, but it is NOT a novel.
It is primarily a well-researched academic text, worthy of a professorial chair for the author!
I appreciate the fact that this is a minority view today - but I left Ireland in 1975 when life was different. Maybe I should put a half of that fifth star back! When I left Ireland I doubt if many had even heard of Granuaile, and today she is even on school curricula, largely due to Ms Chambers wonderful work.
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A work that is worthy of the great woman whose place in Irish history should be more acknowledged. Well done Anne Chambers. I enjoyed every single page.Published 4 months ago by NORMAN MORROW
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