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By Judith Cook

In a existence stranger than any fiction, Grace O'Malley, daughter of a extended family leader in County Mayo, went from marriage at fifteen to piracy at the excessive seas. She had a fleet of galleys below her command (four of them Scots). In 1559 her husband used to be killed in an ambush and never lengthy after she took as a lover a survivor of a shipwreck. Clansmen came to visit from Scotland and murdered him. She tracked them down and had them killed, and from then on keep on with episodes of plunder, kidnapping, piracy and normal mayhem. In 1586 she was once captured through the Earl of Ormond and used to be really at the scaffold with a rope round her neck while she used to be stored at the orders of Queen Elizabeth. Elizabeth provided to make her a countess. Grace refused, yet used to be formally allowed to be a 'privateer' thereafter. She can also were an intelligencer for Elizab

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