don’t get her dander up.

History Witch


This is a HW Follower request! Perfect for this month’s feature: Ireland & Scotland.

Grace O’Malley (1530 – 1603) was the called the Sea Queen of Connacht. She inherited a large shipping and trading business from her father (they were accused many times of piracy). Between this and the land passed on to her through her mother, Grace was a very wealthy woman in 16th century Ireland. In 1593, her sons and half-brother were kidnapped by the English governor of Connacht, Sir Richard Bingham, Grace sailed straight to England to petition to for their release. She made her case directly to Elizabeth I at Greenwich Palace.

The two (FABULOUS) women agreed that Sir Bingham was to be removed from his position in Ireland and Grace was to stop supporting the rebellion. Btw- their entire discussion was in Latin, Elizabeth did not speak Irish and Grace did not speak English.

Seems quite civil… but…

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