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Ferocious Irish Women-Edmund Lenihan

  • Title: Ferocious Irish Women
  • Author: Edmund Lenihan
  • Released: 1991-11-01
  • Language:
  • Pages: 128
  • ISBN: 0853429774
  • ISBN13: 978-0853429777
  • ASIN: 0853429774

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In our time when attention is being paid more to aspects of women as individuals and to their role in society than before, it may be appropriate to pause a moment and question the generally-held view that women in previous ages were voiceless, subservient creatures, merely part of that silent anonymous mass of humanity that has had precious few chronicles. Aoibheall the banshee, protector of the O'Brien clan; Maire Rua McMahon, a virago, feared and avoided because of her exactions and depredations; Lady Betty, the Roscommon hangwoman, lovingly performing her grisly work; Moll Shaughnessy-Spio ra id na mBearnan - terrifying spectre to all foolish enough to pass the lonesome heights of Barna by night; and Alice Kyteler of Kilkenny, tried and convicted of witchcraft: five ferocious women with distinct places in history, all examined in this book.
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