The pirate Queen who avenged her husband’s death on the high seas | Curio

The pirate Queen who avenged her husband’s death on the high seas

14 mins | Dec 5, 2021

How far would you go for revenge? After the King of France beheaded a nobleman on questionable charges, his devastated widow transformed into “the Lioness of Brittany” and spent the next decade exacting her retribution. Julia Métraux explores the tale of Jeanne de Clisson, a wealthy Frenchwoman in the 1300s who became a murderous pirate.

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