Outrageous Women of the Renaissance

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Fabulous true stories of the most amazing women in history.

They were cool and courageous, self-reliant and sharp-witted, daring and determined.

They were the exciting, inspiring, and totally Outrageous Women of the Renaissance.

These remarkable women forged their own paths, made their own rules--and rocked...

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Overview

Fabulous true stories of the most amazing women in history.

They were cool and courageous, self-reliant and sharp-witted, daring and determined.

They were the exciting, inspiring, and totally Outrageous Women of the Renaissance.

These remarkable women forged their own paths, made their own rules--and rocked the world!

Among the outrageous women you'll meet are:
* Joan of Arc--the bold warrior who at age 17 became commander-in-chief of the French army and led her country's charge against the invading English.
* Elisabetta Sirani--the lightning-quick painter who opened an all-female art school and became an international sensation.
* Grace O'Malley--the mother of three who ruled the high seas as Ireland's pirate queen and freedom fighter.
* Christina of Sweden--the eccentric Swedish monarch who awakened her country to the wonders of Renaissance art, science, and literature.
* Gracia Mendes Nasi--the Spanish humanitarian and philanthropist whose "underground railroad" saved the lives of countless persecuted Jews.

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Children's Literature - Barbara Youngblood
Ms. Leon has brought to life several interesting ladies who made their mark in the history of their countries and in many cases the world. These talented women hail from France, Italy, Holland, Sweden, Denmark, the British Isles, Spain, Portugal and the New World. One of my personal favorites is Grace O'Malley of Ireland (1530-1603). She was the daughter of a shipping family who did a bit of pirating on the side. Grace was actively involved in the business and often was the captain of ships in the line. A contemporary of Elizabeth I, the two met in 1593 to discuss pirating of British ships by Grace's fleet and the release of Grace's son, held captive by Elizabeth. To have been witness to their discussions would have been very, very interesting. I really enjoyed this book and recommend it not only for young people but also adults.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471296843
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/1999
  • Series: Outrageous Women Series , #4
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

VICKI LEON is a writer, editor, and researcher of six books on women's history, including Uppity Women of Medieval Times, as well as such favorites for young readers as Wetlands and A Tangle of Octopuses.
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Table of Contents

FRANCE AND ITALY.

Joan of Arc (1412-May 30, 1431).

Vittoria Colonna (about 1490-Feb. 20, 1547).

Elisabetta Sirani (1638-Aug. 25, 1665).

HOLLAND, SWEDEN, AND DENMARK.

Kenau Hasselaar (about 1526-1588).

Sophie Brahe (1556-1643).

Christina of Sweden (1626-1689).

THE BRITISH ISLES.

Margaret More Roper (1505-1544).

Elizabeth I of England (1533-March 24, 1603).

Grace O'Malley of Ireland (about 1530-1603).

Moll Frith (about 1589-1659).

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL.

Isabella of Castile (1451-1504).

Gracia Mendes Nasi (about 1510-1569).

THE NEW WORLD.

Malinali of Mexico (about 1505-1551).

Catalina de Erauso (about 1585-1650).

Sor Juana de la Cruz (1651-April 17, 1695).

Suggested Reading.

Timeline.

Other Outrageous Women of the Renaissance.

Permissions.

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