Queens in their Day: Elizabeth I and Grace O'Malley

Grace, the ‘Pirate Queen’ from Connaught, and Elizabeth, the ‘Virgin Queen’ of England were high-profile leaders, one of resistance to English rule in Ireland, the other of insistence on Tudor domination. They discharged their roles in very different ways. They also met, in London, and apparently liked each other greatly. Neither achieved their goals – depending on what you call their goals. Explore great issues in Irish history through the lives of these women.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Mary O’Dowd, "O’Malley, Gráinne [Grace] (fl. 1577–1597), chieftain’s wife and pirate", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edition, 2004.
  • Patrick Collinson, "Elizabeth I (1533–1603), queen of England and Ireland", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edition, 2004.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Compare two personalities associated with Ireland in their political, economic and social contexts.
  2. Identify characteristics of particular characters and their roles in society, politics and nationalism.
  3. Develop responses to biography and the way they are constructed.
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