Cover of Granuaile: Grace O'Malley - Ireland's Pirate Queen.

Granuaile: Grace O’Malley - Ireland’s Pirate Queen

author: Anne Chambers (2009)
date read: 17 April 2017
rating: β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜†

Book was interesting, and I enjoyed reading it. It’s unfortunately still rare to read about notable historical women – and indeed, the text notes that Granuaile was largely erased within the annals of the Gaelic historical records. She’s a fascinating character – not just a pirate, but a strategist, politician and naval officer (of sorts).

Like many history books, I found it a little hard to follow the jumble of names, and I sometimes had to re-read bits to be sure I knew what was going on. It might benefit from an edit, and including a few more diagrams and maps. I knocked off a star for that.

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