The Wild Irish: A Novel of Elizabeth I and the Pirate O'Malley

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Two female titans -- perfectly matched in guts, guile, and political genius.

Elizabeth, queen of England, has taken on the mighty Spanish Armada and, in a stunning sea battle, vanquished it. But her troubles are far from over. Just across the western channel, her colony Ireland is embroiled in seething rebellion, with the island's fierce, untamed clan chieftains and their "wild Irish" followers refusing to bow to their English oppressors.

Grace O'Malley -- notorious pirate, gunrunner, and "Mother of the Irish Rebellion" -- is at the heart of the conflict. For years, she has fought against the English stranglehold on her beloved country. At the height of the uprising Grace takes an outrageous risk, sailing up the Thames to London for a face-to-face showdown with her nemesis, the queen of England.

In this "enthralling historical fiction" (Publishers Weekly), Robin Maxwell masterfully brings to life these strong and pugnacious women in order to tell the little-known but crucial saga of Elizabeth's Irish war.

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It is London in 1593: The great Queen Elizabeth I is growing tired, worn out by England's bitter struggle for dominance over the Wild Irish. A ship sails into London bearing the colours of the legendary Irish pirate queen Grace O'Malley, who has come to plead for the life of her son. Although, they are on opposite sides of a bitter and bloody conflict, these two powerful women, meeting near the end of their long and extraordinary lives, recognise in each other an equal in intelligence, courage and leadership. Both have had the unique opportunity to take control of their own destinies in a man's world and both have placed their love for their countries before their own happiness. Through their eyes, the dramatic and turbulent events of the late sixteenth century are brought to life.

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By Maxwell, Robin [ [ The Wild Irish: A Novel of Elizabeth I and the Pirate O'Malley (Perennial) ] ] Oct-2004[ Paperback ]

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