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Sayyida al Hurra as one of the most important female figures of the Islamic West was a queen of Tétouan (1515-1542) and also pirate queen of the western Mediterranean.
“Specially wicked and ill-disposed pirate”.
This unfortunate girl spent most of her life pretending to be a man. She was treated as woman only on one occasion.
Bonny was a strong, independent woman, who became a respected pirate in a predominantly male society.