TITLE

Alfhild

AUTHOR(S)
Weatherly, Myra
PUB. DATE
January 1998
SOURCE
Women Pirates: Eight Stories of Adventure;1998, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Biography
ABSTRACT
This chapter focuses on Alfhild, the first woman pirate to appear in the pages of history. Alfhild was the daughter of Gothic King Siward. The tale of her adventures was already hundreds of years old when Saxo Grammacticus, medieval historian of Denmark, recorded it in the twelfth century. The characters were some of the early rulers of Denmark and piracy did exist in the Middle Ages in Scandinavia, what is now Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
ACCESSION #
9770963

 

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