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: * 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.
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.