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Sayyida al Hurra

Michelle talks about a pirate gal who ruled the Mediterranean Sea for 30 years! The gal-pals also talk about why they’d most likely be forced to walk the plank. 

Show Notes

  • We’re back on Zoom so that means the YouTube has live video of our silly and beautiful faces!
  • The gal pals this month are Dr. Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris, and Michelle Hammond
  • Get-to-know-you question: Let’s say you are forces to walk the plank. What is the likely reason you’re being punished?
  • Perfectly matched faces
  • Michelle’s 1 Cool Pirate Gal is Sayyida al Hurra
  • “Free and independent woman who exercises power”
  • Basically Beyonce
  • Barbary Corsairs groundwork
  • “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!”
  • Early life of Sayyida
  • Married off
  • Helped her ruler husband resettle the town of Tétouan
  • 1515 husband’s death
  • Governor
  • Learns how to pirate
  • Ruled the Mediterranean Seas
  • Married the Sulton…but he came to her
  • The she disappears from history
  • Jefferson gets pissed and makes the Navy


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