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By Laura Sook Duncombe

In the first-ever Seven Seas historical past of the world’s lady buccaneers, Pirate ladies: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who governed the Seven Seas tells the tale of girls, either genuine and mythical, who throughout the a while sailed alongside—and occasionally in command of—their male opposite numbers. those ladies got here from all walks of existence yet had something in universal: a hope for freedom. background has mostly overlooked those girl swashbucklers, previously. listed below are their tales, from old Norse princess Alfhild and warrior Rusla to Sayyida al-Hurra of the Barbary corsairs; from Grace O’Malley, who terrorized delivery operations round the British Isles in the course of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I; to Cheng I Sao, who commanded a fleet of 4 hundred ships off China within the early 19th century.

writer Laura Sook Duncombe additionally seems to be past the tales to the storytellers and mythmakers. What biases and agendas prompted them? What did they omit? Pirate ladies explores why and the way those tales are informed and handed down, and the way historical past adjustments counting on who's recording it. It’s the main entire evaluation of ladies pirates in a single quantity and chock-full of swashbuckling adventures that pull those exact ladies from the shadows into the highlight that they deserve. 

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