Lord Mayo – Tibbott-ne-Long Bourke, Son of the Pirate Queen, 1567-1629

Written by Anne Chambers.

Lord Mayo – Tibbott-ne-Long Bourke, Son of the Pirate Queen, 1567-1629, available from Mayo Books

 Lord Mayo – Tibbott-ne-Long Bourke, Son of the Pirate Queen, 1567-1629, It was perhaps providential that this, the youngest son of the Pirate Queen, Grace O’Malley, was born on the high seas aboard his mother’s galley. Saved at birth from Barbary Coast pirates, Tibbott Bourke is destined to become more than just another leader in the twilight world of Gaelic Ireland. National and international politics catapult him into prominence in a period of immense change. When the battlelines between the antique Gaelic world of his birth and the exploitive, acquisitive world of Elizabethan England are drawn, with a Machiavellian mind that out-manoeuvres opponents on both sides of the divide, with opportunism, cunning and daring, Tibbott weaves his way through the morass with an all-consuming passion to survive.

Lord Mayo is more than just a portrait of Tibbott Bourke, it is an unique insight into one of the most profound periods of change in Ireland, incorporating new unpublished manuscript material of the period.


’an historical thriller... ’ Lorna Siggins, Irish Times

’a serious and meticulous work of historical scholarship.’ Hugh Bonar, Irish Mail on Sunday

Genre: Biography 

Price: 20 Euro 

Publisher: Mayo Books

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Grace O'Malley: The Biography of Ireland's Pirate Queen, 1530-1603 is the sole published biographical account of Grace O’Malley, sourced from original manuscript material, both in public and in private domain. For the latter, the author, Anne Chambers, had sole and exclusive access. Much of this material was located and decyphered in its original form (i.e.16th century manuscripts) by the author and is exclusive to her book. Furthermore, the presentation, opinions and analyses in the book are exclusive to the author. The author reserves all her rights in this book. No part of her book may be reproduced or utilised in any form or media, written or oral, or by means digital, electronic or mechanical, including photographic, film, video recording, photocopying, or by any information storage and retrieval system. Permission from the author and publisher must first be obtained to reproduce any part of or quotations from the book. Any transgression in this regard will be addressed. For more information, comments or enquiries please contact: Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Copyright © 2022.


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