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Outrageous Women of the Renaissance
     

Outrageous Women of the Renaissance

by Vicki Leon, Vicki Lesn, Vicki Lea3n
 
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

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.

Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471296843
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Series:
Outrageous Women Series , #4
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

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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