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Granuaile: Ireland's Pirate Queen, C.1530-1603 | Anne Chambers
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Over 400 years ago Granuaile became a legend. As both Pirate Queen and Chieftain of the O'Malley clan, Granuaile or Grace O'Malley, challenged the accepted ideas of sixteenth century Ireland. She manipulated the turbulent political environment, ignoring conventions, to become one of the most powerful leaders in the country. Using state papers and manuscripts of the period, Anne Chambers reveals the woman behind the legend.
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Susanita I heard an interview with the author. It sounds like a fun book! 2y
Eggs Beautiful ❣️ 2y
Deifio I'm sorry, but she's having a really bad hair day isn't she? 😅 2y
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CrowCAH @Susanita is there a recording of the interview out there still? 2y
CrowCAH @Eggs perfect piratical inspiration on St. Patrick‘s Day! 2y
CrowCAH @Deifio 😂 it does kinda look that way. Maybe it‘s just windswept... 2y
Susanita The library‘s last pre-pandemic podcast 😕 https://overcast.fm/+HPUbCVusw 2y
CrowCAH @Susanita thanks for the link! 2y
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Beautiful poems and songs at the end of this book! One of my favourite parts:

She had strongholds on her headlands
And brave galleys on the sea
And no warlike chief or Viking
E‘er had bolder heart than she
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The armies of Elizabeth
Invaded her on land
Her warships followed on her track
And watched by many a stand
But she swept her foes before her
On the land and on the sea
And the flag of Grace O‘Malley
Waved defiant, proud and free

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Another Grace O‘Malley read also by Anne Chambers but this one is more substantial than her other, shorter one.
Whilst this did have some grammatical errors, I loved the detail and honesty of sources and it was nice to be able to delve deeper into Grace‘s story.

AvidReader25 I‘ve always been fascinated by her story but haven‘t read a full biography of her. I may have to check this out! 2y
TheAliceEvers @AvidReader25 it‘s very good! There‘s not a lot recorded about her because she was kept out of history for so long as someone who didn‘t quite fit a narrative and only survived in folklore and songs so it‘s nice that someone has connected the dots and told her story because it is incredible and unbelievable ❤️ 2y
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Another reread of a very quick book I haven‘t read for a few years! I love Grace O‘Malley‘s story so much and it was lovely to read again some of the incredible things she did which I had forgotten!

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I think Grace‘s life story would be a brilliant movie!

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TheAliceEvers Yes! I love Grace O‘Malley! I‘ve read a few books about her but I can‘t understand why she‘s not more widely known! 100% it would make the greatest movie! What a life she had! One of my heroes! ❤️ 3y
Texreader @TheAliceEvers What is the best book about her that you‘ve read? I‘d love to learn more. 3y
TheAliceEvers I think anything by Anne Chambers you‘re good! She‘s written a few and I think you can tell she really cares about Grace‘s story 3y
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Lcsmcat There was a Broadway musical by Schöenberg and Boubil (Les Mis, Miss Saigon) in 2007 but it only ran 85 performances. 3y
GingerAntics I know they‘ve tried it in the UK. It always seems to end up unsatisfactory. 3y
Susanita Our library interviewed the author in a podcast last month. (I think? Time is running together.) She was lovely, and Grace‘s story is fascinating! 3y
Texreader @Susanita @Lcsmcat @GingerAntics I wonder why I haven‘t heard of her before! I‘m glad I read lots of news stories about books (plus Litsy of course) so I can learn about even more subjects I want to read about. 3y
GingerAntics I read a book about her last year, I think. I quite enjoyed it. You‘d probably like it. I read one of Anne Chambers‘s books. 3y
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The fall of a society built upon stringent individualism (I don‘t care how, but I‘m going to get mine and advance myself at the cost of all others) is foretold time and again in history. Maybe everyone in power in America needs to read this book before it‘s too late (and when they‘re done they can open the damn government again).
#graceomalley #granuaile #annechambers #ireland #history #whyhistorymatters #takenotes

brilliantglow I have this book, it's quite an interesting read. 4y
GingerAntics @brilliantglow I greatly enjoyed it, especially all of the appendices. 4y
readinginthedark They could open the government if they even just thought unselfishly about the premise for five minutes. 😒 4y
GingerAntics @readinginthedark right? I‘m not sure they‘re capable of thinking selflessly for any duration. 5 minutes probably seems like an eternity from their angle. 🙄 Besides, whatever they come up with, the one guy is going to have to really step out of his entire personality to think of anyone other than himself. 4y
readinginthedark Ugh, truth. 😞 4y
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I greatly enjoyed this book. This is exactly what I look for and hope of every history I read. It‘s engaging. It‘s approachable. It tells a story that needs telling, especially in today‘s America. Strong women have always existed; they will always exist; stop fearing them or making them into the enemy. Man up and work with them. This is an important tale not just for girls, but for boys as well. What‘s not to love?

Crazeedi Looks very good, was it written in an engaging style? 4y
GingerAntics Piracy. Adventure. Queens. Knights. Chess. There‘s something for everyone in this little book. It has a great appendix section of primary sources and even some of her legends. I highly recommend this to everyone. If you are human, you need to read this book. #graceomalley #granuaile #annechambers #ireland #history #irish #whyhistorymatters (edited) 4y
Crazeedi @GingerAntics thank you! 4y
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TheWordJar Man, this sounds fantastic! 4y
GingerAntics @TheWordJar it was great!!! 💚💚💚 4y
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No one will get why this is funny, but trust me, it is. 🤣😂🤣 God I love history!!!
#graceomalley #granuaile #annechambers #britishroyalfamily #queenelizabethI #queenelizabethII #history #whyhistoryisawesome #whyhistoryiscool

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I want to be Grace O‘Malley when I grow up.
#graceomalley #granuaile #annechambers

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Granny O‘Malley did love to bring a few Scottish mercenaries into battle with her. I mean, can you blame her? The kilts and all. I just, she clearly wasn‘t a stupid woman. Then again, at that point at least some of the men were still wearing them in Ireland.
#graceomalley #granuaile #annechambers #ireland #scotland #realmenwearkilts #history

julesG Kilts? 4y
GingerAntics @julesG why is there a question mark? 4y
julesG Not sure about the historical period and whether kilts were a thing yet. Weren't they an invention of Robert Burns? My mind is a mushy lump today, so I might get all the things wrong. I've already done the most hilarious things today, started speaking English to my doctor for one thing. Well, I just keep remembering that kilts were the main mistake in Braveheart and that kilts came into fashion in 18th century. 4y
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GingerAntics @julesG Kilts were worn for a while. They were worn before Robert Burns. They were wrong in Braveheart because in the 14th century they went into battle in tunics (so still no trousers). The modern kilt at knee length dates from the late 17th and early 18th centuries. I think they were an evolution from the tunic to the modern day kilt. The idea of family tartans is a complete fabrication and didn‘t exist until the Victorian period. 4y
julesG Thanks! I knew you'd know this. 4y
GingerAntics @julesG one of the best things I read on kilts said that the English got it into their heads somehow that each family had a tartan (probably because everyone in a particular family group would have clothes from a set of woven wool). When they went to Clan Chieftains to catalog all the family tartans, the chieftains laughed at them for getting it so wrong. Outlander got the colours wrong, too. Apparently the louder the colours the better. (edited) 4y
GingerAntics @julesG was your doctor surprised when you started speaking English? lol We‘ve thrown you off. I‘ll have to find the quote again where it talked about how everyone wanted bright yellows and oranges, because the fashion was the louder and brighter the better. lol (edited) 4y
julesG The doctor took it in her stride. I also noticed half a sentence in. That brought us to talk about my last stay at the hospital when she spoke fluent French with another patient. I just speak/read/write/think too much in English. 4y
GingerAntics @julesG wow, talented doctor!!! Here, they may be good at medicine, but most of them only know English. I think that‘s an American thing, though. 4y
julesG It's the one hospital in the area where the British troops still stationed in the area, and their families, are treated. So, most resident doctors speak English, although there are liason officers. She told me she spent a year in France when she was 16, long before she even decided to study medicine. Pretty cool. I really like her. 4y
GingerAntics @julesG sounds like an awesome doctor 4y
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I‘ve really got to dig into this Brehon law thing. It‘s so interesting and so inclusive of women. Apparently in its pre-Christian form, it have total equality to women.
#annechambers #granuaile #graceomalley #brehonlaw #women #ireland #history

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Love how history parallels itself.
#graceomalley #granuaile #annechambers #history #ireland

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@OleAnder yeah, there is probably not a lot of landed gentry in Ireland anymore, and I don‘t think anyone does the whole dowry thing anymore either. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Still, it was a pretty cool law.
#graceomalley #granuaile #annechambers #women #womensrights #ireland #notgreatbutnotbad

AlaSkaat Still a hell a lot better than decades before that! Women got nothing at all then. Their purpose was to just give birth. Lol. How the times changed! .. Centuries passed and we Still are fighting to get what we deserve. Hahah. It's sad but oh, how funny... 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder and yet somehow Ireland was different. A woman could get a divorce just like a man, didn‘t need his permission or anything. She got her stuff back. It was definitely odd for the early modern period. They just recently legalised abortion, but at one time they were the most feminist nation in the world. Go figure. 4y
AlaSkaat @GingerAntics There is no wonder why I have always liked Ireland! 4y
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GingerAntics @OleAnder the people do seem pretty badass... but apparently there are about zero job opportunities there, so Ireland‘s largest export is actually her citizens. 4y
AlaSkaat @GingerAntics Gosh. That's crazy. But job opportunities seem to be going down everywhere every year it seems... there's way too many people on the planet. Lol 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder true...and people who could create jobs are far to happy to work their current employees to death instead. 🙄 Apparently for the last 100 years or so (since the famine) people grow up there and then leave. Not sure where they‘re coming from if everyone leaves, though. I knew a girl in High School who was from Ireland. 4y
AlaSkaat @GingerAntics Does it not worry you? It's crazy! Ah, really? My friend works in Ireland now. 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder the number of people on the planet? I mean, we can‘t become China and force people into not having children. More and more people aren‘t having children. We need less of the Dugger‘s for more reasons than just population size, but honestly, if we treated each other better, we‘d be fine. There are tons of habitable places with no people on them. This idea here that “oh we have no place to put new refugees. We‘re out of space” is BS. 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder some jobs sectors have grown in this century, from what this book was saying, but a lot of people still leave. I think it depends on what your job is. The tagged book talked about it at the end. It was written in 2011, so I‘d think it would be fairly accurate. Things could be a bit better now, almost a decade on. That would be awesome. (edited) 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder I‘m honestly more concerned with all of the division that people are suddenly okay with. Donald Trump. Brexit. A neuclearized North Korea. Etc. I‘m concerned with those things. At this rate, those things will create war and famine where they didn‘t existed before. That will definitely take care of massive amounts of the human population. 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder this kind of takes us back to the theme we keep revisiting, though. Countries where women are educated and given access to birth control and work have women who have fewer children. Feminism isn‘t just good for women, it‘s good for everyone. 4y
AlaSkaat @GingerAntics You are right. But population increases every year. And resources are going down. Maybe it's not a problem now. Or even in decades it still won't be. But if it goes on, it will become a problem. A lot of people here are having kids. Mostly teenagers and young adults. But I havent really paid attention lately. Maybe that stopped. Lol 4y
AlaSkaat I agree with you there. The Brexit and Trump. And feminism. It's all so f-ed up, though 4y
AlaSkaat I'm just hoping that intelligent people will some day rule our countries and fix this mess 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder what‘s wrong with feminists? 4y
AlaSkaat @GingerAntics Noo, hahah. I agree that feminism is good for everyone! 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder sorry, got confused there. lol I agree that we‘re going to have worse resource scarcity than we do now if things don‘t change, but part of that change is people need to stop being arses. At least half the problem right now is greed. If people stopped being greedy, only had kids if they wanted to, people were cool with that and people like the Duggers stopped having 19 kids. We‘d probably be okay. 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder I did read a theory once that the planet corrects itself when it ends up will too many people to be supported at any given time. A world wide pandemic breaks out (think all the plagues, the Spanish flu, etc) and it thins the population. Problematically, it leaves behind only the healthiest people, so it had to try harder to thin people out next time. 4y
AlaSkaat @GingerAntics Yeah. Greed seems to be the greatest evil. And that theory sounds interesting!! Can't f-ck with Mother Earth, lol 4y
AlaSkaat Sorry I took so long to reply. Busy days! 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder lol totally understand. The theory kind of makes sense. Epidemics break out where people are smushed close together, while people who live out in the country are generally spared (unless they‘re really weak). I honestly don‘t think humans are meant to love within 3 feet of each other. 4y
AlaSkaat @GingerAntics Hahah, make that a compulsory 50 feet and we have heaven on earth! 4y
AlaSkaat That actually makes a lot sense too. 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder right? Every person needs space to relax and breathe. This idea of squishing people together. I don‘t get it. Every winter there is the huge flu outbreak, but only in the cities. People out in the country have no problems what so ever. No deadly cases of the flu. No pandemic for them. There is something to it, I think. 4y
AlaSkaat @GingerAntics So true. It's gotten worse over the years. I remember when I lived in Poland when I was a child. It was a small village in the country. Even during winter we went out for the whole day, wet with snow, eating dirty fruits etc and were never ill. Now, in the city, my nephews are Always ill. Summer, winter. Clean fruits, dry clothes. Don't matter. Our immune systems seem to have grown weaker 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder and allergies have increased!!! They‘ve found that contact with nature and animals (even farm animals) somehow effects the immune system in such a way that kids out in the country have less food allergies than city kids. It‘s crazy how much large cities actually hurt people. They make people medically weaker. 4y
AlaSkaat @GingerAntics Oh, very true! And when you look at people in cities and the country, it's those in the city that live in constant stress. It's harder to fight infections etc when our body is in a weak mental state, causing out body to be weaker. And as you said before, we need our space to relax. Funny how it almost all falls down to our mental state 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder so true!!! It‘s no wonder people love going out for hikes and things. It‘s relaxing and it‘s good for you. It‘s amazing how much control your brain has over your body. I wouldn‘t doubt having cleaner air to breathe has a hand in things, too. All the junk in the air gets into your lungs, blood stream, and brain. I think not having everything within 10 minutes of you also makes you more resilient and teaches you to plan ahead. 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder so many benefits to living out in less populated areas. I grew up in a small town. Everyone had a yard. There was 10-20 feet between homes. We saw birds and nature all the time. We were closer to things than full out country living, but we didn‘t get as sick as other schools that were in denser population. We moved to TX and I swear, some of these homes are so close, one person can walk between them at a time. I miss space and fresh air. (edited) 4y
AlaSkaat @GingerAntics I am so with you on that one! You can see the difference if you go to a busy shopping centre and then to the woods. Your problems will stay the same, your life won't change, but how different you will feel! I have always been a lover of nature and a hater of everything else, lol. The constant movement of others, noise... it tires you out even if you sit doing nothing. You CanNot relax in the city 4y
AlaSkaat Happier people are healthier people. Everyone heard that and nobody wants to believe it. No one strives to be happier. Everyone wants to be happy but they chose other things instead. Anger, grief, hate, pride. That is ruining them. Their brain And their body. What is going on?? 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder exactly!!! I agree with you on every way. Either that, or they think what they‘re choosing will eventually make them happy, then years later they realise it doesn‘t. Oh I totally agree with that. Huge crowds are just stressful and exhausting. A nice walk through the woods or just laying quietly out in the sun. It‘s like the whole world slows down and even if everything is going wrong, it seems like it‘s not quite as bad. 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder you calm down and can approach everything else from a completely different angle. It‘s sad, scientists have actually done research to see if photos of nature have the same effect. Oddly, they do. I make sure to see some nature stuff everyday since I can‘t get out of the city now that we don‘t have a car. Stupid car. 4y
AlaSkaat @GingerAntics Yeah, exactly! They chase things that don't matter at all! Material things can't give them fulfilment and happiness. Neither can hate and anger! Ugh. Oohh. This reminded me of a video. I listen to it with headphones and get completely lost in the music. Listening and Watching the images has even a bigger effect. 4y
AlaSkaat I get a mix of love and appreciation for earth, nature and beauty. But also sadness and guilt because we are destroying Earth! https://youtu.be/MuAGGZNfUkU 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder oh Hans Zimmer. This is going to be great. Yeah, I wish there were a way to get people to stop denying that people are destroying the world, or worse yet that it‘s okay we‘re destroying the world because it will just hurry along the “coming of Jesus.” 🙄 It does always give a double edge to enjoying nature. 4y
AlaSkaat @GingerAntics Oh, me too. Coming of Jesus! Do they mean insanity? It's all money. Money is destroying Earth, hah. A piece of paper! How ridiculous. And why I like reading travel books. Mostly climbing, tracks etc. I get the feeling that I am there. Just me and nature. Amazinnnng. I will definitely do that one day lol 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder I‘ve never read that type of book before. That sounds like a good idea, though. 🙄 I have no idea what they‘re thinking. Apparently if the world is ending because we‘ve destroyed it, Jesus will have to come take them away to heaven sooner. 🙄 I just can‘t even with these people. Just look around. Climate change is so obvious if you look up from your bloody phone. 🙄 4y
AlaSkaat @GingerAntics Oh, they are great! Hahah, I will never understand them. So crazy. Jesus is the answer to all it seems. Even to someone failing a test. 'I will not try to make things better. I will pray that God will do it for me.' ... really. Praying for strength, sure. But praying to fix it without you doing anything?? 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder oh my god yes. I went to this church (before I realised I‘m not Christian) that passed out cards that said (Jesus is greater than ______) so everyone could put all their troubles in the blank. 🙄 I went to this college where the teachers would lead the class in prayer before every test. 🤦🏼‍♀️ I really live in an interesting place... accept I‘d rather live with sane people. lol Well, sane-ish. 4y
AlaSkaat @GingerAntics Lol, they don't understand that prayer will only help them Deal with it and that prayer won't actually fix anything if they're not willing to fix it. Gosh. One thing that really annoys me is those that complain but they Tolerate the things they complain about!! Why? How? You can't complain about it and not try change it!! 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder at least vote for different people, seriously!!! Then again, they vote for people who would like to make America a theocracy, so I kind of don‘t want them to do anything. The “I‘ll pray for you” group thinks the problem is that America isn‘t godly enough. 🙄 We never were, you idiots!!! This is probably why they‘re afraid of historians. 4y
AlaSkaat @GingerAntics Hah, exactly! How far have we come and yet we still have a long way to go! The people have a lot to work on. Yeah. I noticed a lot of people avoid historians, one of the reasons being is they make them feel stupid. Lol 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder not going to lie, that is a perk. 😏 Although I far prefer when people ask a question and I can answer it in great detail and they think it‘s cool. It‘s the only time I‘ll be cool so I figure I should revel in it. 😂 4y
AlaSkaat @GingerAntics Hahah, right. Take all you can! I admire your brain though. Holds so much information and you're able to tell that information to others!! I can't even explain how the microwave works lol. But who knows that stuff, right? 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder I‘ve heard it takes the molecules and makes them move really fast, which causes friction, which creates heat to heat up your food. 😬 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder I forget what movie it was where a character said that. 🤣 That‘s the only reason I know that. 😂 4y
AlaSkaat @GingerAntics 😂 well thank you Miss genius! Lol, the first few Spanish words I learned were from the Beverly Hills chihuahua 😂 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder it‘s amazing what movies can teach a person. 😏 4y
AlaSkaat @GingerAntics Oh yes. But it's a shame people only choose movies to learn from, hah 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder agreed. There are so many sources out there, and I‘m not one to just take someone‘s word for it. Let me see your sources. 4y
AlaSkaat @GingerAntics Hah, yeah. I like facts. Not assumptions or opinions. 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder same...I do love when my opinions are validated by fact, though. That‘s always fun. 4y
AlaSkaat @GingerAntics Oh, definitely. I like to say my ego is very small, but I loooove proving people wrong lol 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder in any other situation, my ego is small, but when I definitely know the right answer and people are positive the wrong answer is right I can‘t help myself. 4y
AlaSkaat @GingerAntics Oh, that's understandable!😅 4y
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I cannot tell you how much I love this!!! Leave it to a Celtic woman.
#annechambers #graceomalley #granuaile #literacy #education #women #ireland

julesG Wonder whether Norse/Germanic tribes were similar. 4y
GingerAntics @julesG I know the vikings had shield maidens, but those were pre-Christian. I‘m not sure, but I would wager it‘s far more wide spread than any of the men would like to admit. I‘m betting women taking all that free time to educate themselves was REALLY common, but it‘s been downplayed, because men have been writing the history until recently. 4y
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“Classical writers testified to the fighting skills of Celtic women.”
#annechambers #graceomalley #granuaile #ireland #matriarchy #goddess #womenwarriors

Crazeedi Adding, looks like an interesting read! 4y
GingerAntics @Crazeedi it‘s about Ireland‘s 16th century Pirate Queen who went toe to toe with Queen Elizabeth I. 4y
Crazeedi @GingerAntics that's sounds really good! 4y
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GingerAntics @Crazeedi I‘m really enjoying it so far. It seems like I‘m recruiting a group of women to read this. You‘re just the first. lol 4y
Crazeedi @GingerAntics 😉😊👍 4y
GingerAntics @Gezemice here is an example...I think anytime goddesses are more common than gods there is good reason to believe a society is matriarchal. (edited) 4y
Gezemice That sounds like an excellent book to read! Add me to the list, lol. And I assume you meant matriarchal... 4y
GingerAntics @Gezemice yeah, apparently my phone isn‘t a fan of matriarchy. lol 4y
Gezemice @GingerAntics designed by men... 🤔 4y
GingerAntics @Gezemice of course...women in tech are having massive issues as it is. 🙄 4y
Gezemice @GingerAntics I am in tech... and finding a job where I am appreciated is difficult. I am having good luck at the moment but I had rough times. 4y
GingerAntics @Gezemice I‘ve heard of women getting death threats and rape threats by boys who think women don‘t belong in the tech industry. 4y
Gezemice @GingerAntics . I think it happened to a few women in the game industry who actively criticized the boys network on social media, but that is a very extreme case. Most of it is just everyday sexism that slowly oppresses. 4y
GingerAntics @Gezemice not surprising, really. It‘s not the extreme acts that do the most damage, it‘s the little everyday acts that become normal and okay that do the most damage. 4y
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Goddess bless the Celtic Sea!!!
#annechambers #graceomalley #granuaile #ireland #rome

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@julesG @OleAnder reading this entirely unrelated book...it started the second chapter talking about matriarchal Ireland where military leaders weren‘t chosen based on gender, a woman trained all legendary warriors, etc. and how it was taken over and destroyed by Rome and Christianity.
I knew this was a great choice for my next book!!!
#annechambers #graceomalley #granuaile #women #matriarchy

TheBookHippie Adding to my TBR! 4y
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie so far I am absolutely in love with this book. I‘ll be sure to keep you posted. 4y
julesG Yes! Sounds like the perfect choice. 4y
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AlaSkaat Searched about it on the net, and from what I've just read, I want to meet this woman. Lol. Enjoy!! 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder Grace O‘Malley or Anne Chambers? I‘d build a time machine just to meet Grace O‘Malley. I feel like we could bring her back to the present and she‘d be all “they are still pulling this crap? Forget that. I have a sword. Give me a minute.” ⚔️ 4y
AlaSkaat Grace! She sounds like somebody I wish to be. Took this from goodreads- She was Grace O'Malley, the sixteenth-century Irish woman who provoked awe, anger, admiration, and fear in the English men who, by persuasion and by the sword, came to conquer the land of her birth. And just by this sentence I wish she were alive today. Lol. I want to learn her tricks 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder right? She seems like my kind of woman. A tomboy with attitude. lol 4y
AlaSkaat @GingerAntics Haha, exactly! She had that powerful grace. I think I must read more about her now. I'm interested! 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder I think I first learned about her on this Netflix show “Warrior Women.” I knew I had to find books on her after that. The tagged book is apparently THE seminal work on her. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4y
AlaSkaat @GingerAntics I'll see if they have it at the library tomorrow. 🤔 Been also wanting to finally read Lincoln's biography, so might as well get both! 4y
GingerAntics @OleAnder 🤞🏻 fingers crossed 🤞🏻 4y
GingerAntics @Gezemice this is a common view, that Rome spread patriarchal views to places where it didn‘t exist before. 4y
Gezemice @GingerAntics Interesting! I can see this - Roman culture was very persuasive. I should add tgis to my list! 4y
GingerAntics @Gezemice this book is sort of about what we‘ve been talking about...it‘s about a woman who rejected any notion that she couldn‘t be in charge in a man‘s world (16th century Ireland) and even managed to convince the men under her that she was the best choice to lead them. 4y
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I‘m truly adoring her primary sources and the inclusion of the original Irish passages. 🇮🇪☘️💚
#graceomalley #granuaile #annechambers #irish #primarysources

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Totally forgot to post the Irish version of this.

“A good man never was there
Of the O‘Malleys but a mariner,
The prophets of the weather are ye,
A hospitable and brotherly clan.”

#graceomalley #granuaile #annechambers #irish

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Love this little poem, that‘s actually originally in Irish, that starts off the first chapter. Going for a nap, then getting started on this book.
#graceomalley #annechambers #irish

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GingerAntics
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I need a badass women amidst the patriarchy after the last book I read. This should be just perfect. I “started” it last month, but all I read was the intro, so I‘m moving the start date to today. Let the games begin!!!
#graceomalley #granuaile #annechambers

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My #bookhaul so far from my Ireland trip. I‘ve tried to keep my purchases as authentic to the area as possible. And the 3 on the right were from a shop with 20% off all books, so how can I not? It‘s amazing I didn‘t buy more. 😉

Depicted sitting on the windowsill of my hotel room outside Castlebar in Co Mayo.

Jee_HookedOnBookz Loving your haul and the view! 4y
Soubhiville I hope you‘re having a wonderful time! 4y
LeahBergen The view! 😍 4y
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Hooked_on_books @Soubhiville I am! It‘s been great and we still have another week, which is great. The only down side has been trying not to think about Gunther and if he‘s still with us. 😕 4y
Soubhiville I was thinking of that, too. Hopefully he‘s still feeling well, and all 3 kids will be incredibly excited to see you when you get home. 4y
Hooked_on_books @Soubhiville Just wanted to let you know we are home and Gunther is still with us. He‘s lost more weight and his belly is bigger (all expected), but is still trying to con treats. Always good. 4y
Soubhiville I‘m so glad to hear that! 💕 Give him all the treats! 4y
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Forget the detractors... be a badass instead.
#granuaile #graceomalley #annechambers

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What is not to love about this woman? Talk about an original badass, feminist!!! Well, she wouldn‘t have known or used that word, but she believed she was just as qualified (if not more so then the men) to lead her family and tribe, and damn it she was right!!!
#graceomalley #annechambers #granuaile #feminism #powerfulwomen

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This!!!*

#granuaile #annechambers #marymcaleese

*Couldn‘t decide which of these images I liked better, or which was more Irish-ish...so I posted both.

Voting is now open. lol

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This!!!*

#granuaile #annechambers #marymcaleese

*Couldn‘t decide which of these images I liked better, or which was more Irish-ish...so I posted both.

Voting is now open. lol

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And because you can never have too many gingers (and I‘ve waited a long time to get/read this one...a real life ginger (hopefully) to go with the lovely, but fictional Kvothe (imagine their beautiful ginger babies!!!). Hopefully Grace O‘Malley is a real ginger and not just turned into a ginger by legend to make her scarier to the power that be, like Boudicca. #gingerpower #graceomalley #granuaile #annechambers #gingerbunch

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jenniferw88
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I have a friend who is very interested in this #pirate as her family comes from Ireland. I'd never heard of her before meeting my friend, so her interest was my first thought for #sizzlinsummerreads @Tiffy_Reads

PirateJenny Fantastic book and a hell of a woman! Who we wouldn't know about if rhe English didn't keep great records. The Irish had wiped her from their history because she was so scandalous 5y
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My #favoritecaptain is the Pirate Queen herself, Grace O'Malley. These are just a few of the books I have about her. #PiratesLife #WhatAWayToLive

CrowCAH She sounds heroic; haven't done much reading on her, since she's not in the Golden Age, a little before, but I'd like to learn more about her! Great choice!!! 6y
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Been in my stacks since our trip to Ireland in 2012. Perhaps I should #marchintoreading this #irishauthor 😮 @RealLifeReading

CrowCAH Yes, a pirate lady, Grace O'Malley!!! ☠⚔️⚓ 6y
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I've been fascinated with the story of Grace O'Malley for a while, and I've never been able to work out why she isn't more well-known, or why there isn't a massive Hollywood movie about her epic life?! There are a few books written about her, nothing big but I still wanted to know more about her life so I'm gonna read a few more as well! She's just so fascinating! This book is a good intro to her, it's quick and factual but never gets boring! ❤📚

GypsyKat That sounds interesting! 6y
CrowCAH Have you read this book? It's on my TBR, pirate lover here! 6y
TheAliceEvers @CrowCAH oooh no I haven't read that one, but it's now on my TBR too! 😂 thank you! 6y
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CrowCAH @TheAliceEvers you're welcome! 😊 6y
Lcsmcat There was a musical about her called The Pirate Queen by the people who did Les Miz, but it didn't last long. I'm not sure it even made it to Broadway. But you can find bits of it online. 6y
TheAliceEvers @Lcsmcat yeah I've heard about that! Gutted it didn't last because I'd love to have seen it! 6y
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