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  • Pirates and Privateers - Grainne O'Malley
    raiders to retire from the sea and die in her own bed though where she s buried remains a mystery Gráinne s exploits were many and attested and there can be no doubt that she made a deep impression on the Englishmen sent to complete the conquest of Connacht From her appearance in 1576 before the Lord Deputy Sir Henry Sidney in Galway when he described her as a most famous feminine sea captain and a notorious woman in all the coasts of Ireland to her interview with Queen Elizabeth in London in 1593 when she secured the release of her son and her brother from prison and promises of maintenance for herself for the remainder of her life she proved herself ready to face all dangers in her determination to salvage some part of her family s inheritance Gráinne Ni Mhaille or Gráinne Uaile The Sea Queen of Ireland Grace O Malley a brief biography by Rosemarie Colombraro at Renaissance Central New Granuaile a history with map and illustrations at Defiant Women s Pirates page Gráinne Ni Mhaille or Gráinne Uaile part of the history of Westport County Mayo Mystery surrounds burial place of legendary pirate queen Gráinne Uaile

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  • Pirates and Privateers - Captain Kidd
    he was framed He is remembered in the ballad that bears his name My name is Captain Kidd as I sailed as I sailed My name is Captain Kidd as I sailed Pirate or Privateer William Kidd a brief biography of Scotland s most famous privateer at Tartans com Pirate Hunter Captain Kidd part of Chapter One of Richard Zacks Pirate Hunter The True Story of Captain Kidd Captain Kidd a biography at The Pirates Realm Captain Kidd another biography at Magic Torch Inverclyde Scotland William Kidd at Swashbuckler s Cove The American Shore You may have heard of one Captain Kidd the many stories current the thousand vague rumours afloat about money buried somewhere upon the Atlantic coast by Kidd and his associates Edgar Allen Poe The Gold Bug The Gold Bug by Edgar Allen Poe at the University of Virginia Electronic Text Center Captain Kidd Pirate s Treasure Buried in the Connecticut River a biography of Captain William Kidd and an exploration of legend of his treasure buried on Clarke s Island Captain Kidd on the Raritan Bay The history of Captain Kidd at New Jersey s History Mysteries Many people today are unaware of the role New

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  • Legends - Ballads and Broadsides
    Scalacronica a French chronicle of English history begun in 1355 The authoritative reference is An Introduction to the Romance and Prophecies of Thomas of Erceldoune 1875 by lexicographer James Augustus Henry Murray general editor of the New English Dictionary on Historical Principles the OED Thomas and Sir Tristrem Sir Tristrem text and introduction Sir Walter Scott the first editor of the Middle English poem Sir Tristrem believed it to be written by Thomas of Erceldoune The poem survives only in an anthology of Middle English literature known as the Auchinleck Manuscript rescued by Alexander Boswell of Auchinleck the father of James Boswell Samuel Johnson s biographer in 1740 from a professor of Aberdeen University who had been tearing out leaves to make covers for notebooks This introduction to the metrical romance by Alan Lupack at the Camelot Project discusses the question of dialect and attribution New Sir Tristrem from the Auchinleck manuscript slow to load be patient New Thomas and the Queen of Elfland TRUE Thomas lay on Huntlie bank A ferlie he spied wi his e e And there he saw a ladye bright Come riding down by the Eildon Tree The ballad of Thomas the Rhymer is one of sources of the common conception of Elves more beautiful than mortals and more dangerous The story of True Thomas underlies two beloved fantasy novels Ellen Kushner s award winning Thomas the Rhymer now back in print and Diana Wynne Jones s Fire and Hemlock which blends the stories of Thomas Rhymer and Tam Lin Thomas Rymer the ballad with textual history and commentary from The English and Scottish Popular Ballads edited by Francis James Child at Tam Lin org Thomas Rhymer and the Queen of Elfland from English Poetry I From Chaucer to Gray The Harvard Classics 1909 14

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  • Legends - Ballads and Broadsides - Tam Lin
    novel in the Fairy Tales series by Pamela Dean it is also the inspiration for a raft of other beloved fantasy novels including Diana Wynne Jones s Fire and Hemlock Elizabeth Marie Pope s The Perilous Gard Dahlov Ipcar s The Queen of Spells and Patricia McKillip s Winter Rose which blends the story of Tam Lin with elements of Christina Rossetti s Goblin Market Tam Lin Fair Janet Tam Lin Child No 39 from The English and Scottish Popular Ballads by Francis James Child in many variations with commentary and notes transcribed at Abigail Acland s Tam Lin Balladry which also includes tunes from various sources an annotated Tam Lin bibliography by Tyra Twomey and comparisons of the story to Beauty and the Beast The Fairy Oak of Corriewater Thomas the Rhymer Alice Brand and The King s Daughter Jane Tam Lin a version by Robert Burns New URL Tam Lin a prose story by Jesse Kirchner at The Transformation Story Archive New URLs Janet and Tam Lin as told by San Antonio storyteller Mary Grace Ketner New Tam lin a prose tale by E H Hopkinson at Fables New The Music of Faery an essay by Terri Windling

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  • Legends - Shake Loose the Border
    handed clear eyed look at the world of hot trods and March treason Here is the background to the Scott Kerr feud the songs of Kinmont Willie Armstrong and the double dealing of John Maxwell 4th Lord Herries The Ballads Historical outlaw Border Ballads some with commentary on the legends behind them The Death of Parcy Reed The Lament of a Border Widow Little Jock Elliot Hughie the Graeme Johnie Armstrang About Sir Walter Scott s Minstrelsy of the Scottish Borders Scott originally intended to concentrate on ballads celebrating historical incidents particularly those connected with the old Border raids but the first two volume edition of the Minstrelsy which appeared on February 24 1802 eventually contained twenty nine historical pieces and twenty four romantic ballads together with a handful of imitations mostly by Scott himself From Edinburgh University New Minstrelsy of the Scottish Borders online at Electric Scotland New Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang Project Gutenberg It is a common cheap and ignorant scepticism that disbelieves in the existence in Scott s day or in ours of persons who know and can recite variants of our traditional ballads New Border Ballads with texts fron Child and Scott s Minstrelsy classified as ballads of the West Marches ballads of the Middle Marches and supernatural ballads Very much a work in progress New Three Border Ballads from Motherwell s Minstrelsy Bishop Percy s Reliques and the Glenriddel MS at the Clan Johnstone site New Fiction The Lymond Chronicles The shifting political winds of the Borders in the mid sixteenth century form much of the background to Dorothy Dunnett s phenomenally popular series The Lymond Chronicles set in Scotland England France Malta the Levant and Russia but returning again and again to the Borders Vintage has brought the six volumes of Lymond s adventures back into print in the US in a lovely matched trade paperback edition indifferently photoreproduced from the British hardcovers Vintage maintains a Dorothy Dunnett page where you can read a letter by Dunnett on the origins of the Lymond novels Bill Marshall of the James Thin the lamented Edinburgh booksellers maintains the Dorothy Dunnett page in the UK George Macdonald Fraser wrote the screenplays for the Richard Lester films The Three Musketeers The Four Musketeers and Return of the Musketeers He is the author of The Pyrates starring Calico Jack Rackham and others of that salty brotherhood and of the Flashman novels the best known of these is a cynical Ruritanian adventure Royal Flash also filmed by Richard Lester For more information visit The Royal Flashman Society of Upper Canada and read The Flashman Papers Project George Macdonald Fraser also wrote The Hollywood History of the World From One Million Years B C to Apocalypse Now a volume sadly out of print Sir Walter Scott s romantic novels of the Borders online The Antiquary The Black Dwarf The Bride of Lammermoor Chronicles of the Canongate The Heart of Mid Lothian Ivanhoe The Keepsake Stories

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  • Legends - Swashbucklers and Fops
    in the heart of tinseltown in crowd made up entirely of die hard adventure film fans sitting astonished through what is defensibly the most accurate to period swashbuckling romp ever filmed That dedicated audience gave the film two unexpected spontaneous ovations one for D Artagnan s full tilt ride across the sunset on the road to Calais and one for the screen credit that read Fight Arranger William Hobbs Those of you who memorized that Three Musketeers may remember Hobbs he played the drunken assassin at the Inn who challenged Porthos dueling with a sword in each hand Rob Roy Of the final duel between Tim Roth s Cunningham and Liam Neeson s Rob in Rob Roy Roger Ebert said Strange I thought I had seen enough sword fights in movies to last a lifetime but I was wrong The sword fighting sequence staged by William Hobbs is the best of its sort ever done Here we get the sense of the deadly stakes and the great physical effort involved the duel seems like a chess match in which thought counts for more than action It is one of the great action sequences in movie history On this one point I find myself wholeheartedly agreeing with Ebert the climatic duel in Rob Roy is the single most astonishing swordfight this fanatic has ever seen on film The Duellists General Feraud has made occasional attempts to kill me That does not give him the right to claim my acquaintance Hobbs also arranged the fights for a rarer gem Ridley Scott s first feature The Duellists from The Duel by Joseph Conrad The story of a long running feud between two Napoleonic officers Harvey Keitel and Keith Carradine the film is a sequence of grudge matches played out with swords and with

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  • Legends - Swashbucklers & Fops
    He also is very prone to extending the techniques of his own time and school into the past whether or not it was appropriate However taking these limitations into account the following work is an adequate introduction to the techniques of swordplay of the 16th through 18th centuries Particular lapses of period sensibility are annotated and corrected in the notes External links in this archive of the article are mostly out of date New URLs Elizabethan Texts DiGrassi His True Arte of Defence showing how a man without other Teacher or Master may safelie handle all sortes of Weapons translated out of the Italyan language of Giacomo di Grassi of Medena and published by Thomas Churchyard 1594 has been transcribed from a facsimile of the original text by Patrick Swanson Elric Dracwin and Tom Hudson Giovan Donato Falconieri A handful of chapters are incomplete The True Art of Defense an online version in modern spelling by Ian Johnson New Vincentio Saviolo his Practise Booke 1 and Booke 2 1595 dedicated to the Right Honorable my singular good lord Robert Earle of Essex and Ewe Viscount Hereford Lord Ferrers of Chartley Bourghchier and Louain Master of the Queenes Majseties horse Knight of the most noble order of the Garter and one of her Highnesse most honorable Privie Councell are available from Tom Hudson and Dana Groff respectively Paradoxes of Defense by George Silver 1599 and its companion manuscript Brief Instructions Upon My Paradoxes of Defence which was not published until 1898 have been transcribed by Greg Lindahl Other Resources Inigo You re using Bonetti s defense against me ah Man in Black I thought it fitting considering the rocky terrain Inigo Naturally you must expect me to attack with Capo Ferro Man in Black naturally but I find Thibault cancels out

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  • Legends - Swashbucklers and Fops - Alexandre Dumas Père
    Iron Mask but a division into four with Ten Years Later following the Victomte is not uncommon Oxford University Press offers the entire set unabridged in five volumes as part of its World Classics series The Three Musketeers ISBN 0192827510 Twenty Years After ISBN 0192830740 The Vicomte de Bragelonne ISBN 0192823906 Louise de la Vallière ISBN 0192823892 The Man in the Iron Mask ISBN 0192827529 A Rare Find A Gossip on a Novel of Dumas s by Robert Louis Stevenson This charming essay on The Vicomte de Bragelonne is part of a collection of Stevenson s essays on the Robert Louis Stevenson Home Page edited by Richard Drury at the Università degli Studi di Bergamo All for One and One for All The D Artagnan romances in English from the comprehensive Fireblade Coffee House Dumas page The Three Musketeers Twenty Years After Ten Years Later or Le Vicomte de Bragelonne Louise de la Vallière The Man in the Iron Mask More novels by Dumas online The Three Musketeers Online Literature Library Twenty Years After Online Literature Library Ten Years Later The Vicomte de Bragelonne Online Literature Library The Man in the Iron Mask Arthur s Classic Novels New The Count of Monte Cristo Online Literature Library The Black Tulip set in Holland in the seventeenth century Online Literature Library Marguerite de Valois translated by Sidney Fowler Wright Arthur s Classic Novels New The Corsican Brothers Arthur s Classic Novels New The novels in French New from Bibliothèque Dumas Les Trois Mousquetaires Vingt ans après Le Vicomte de Bragelonne Le Comte de Monte Cristo Romance and Reality Gatien de Courtilz de Sandras and the Memoires of Monsieur D Artagnan and The Real D Artagnan short essays on the historical Charles de Batz Castelmore D Artagnan at Madame Bonancieux s Cavalier Page

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