Bay Village discussion course examines the 'Pirate Queen'
The Vatican called her a pirate queen and a master of spies as she transformed England into an imposing empire. Discover Queen Elizabeth I's power and intrigue, her swashbuckling mariners who terrorized the seas, and the brilliance of a spymaster who exploited double agents, deciphered codes and laid a foundation for international espionage.
Betty Zak, a professional educator, will lead a discussion on "Elizabeth I: The Pirate Queen and Spymaster" as part of Case Western Reserve University's continuing education course. We will meet every Monday for eight weeks from Sept. 18 to Nov. 6 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Bay United Methodist Church, 29931 Lake Road.
Fees vary from $80 to $97 depending on the level of membership you choose in the ACE (Association for Continuing Education). Contact Marianne Wagner at 440-808-0076 or Lynn Taliak at 440-826-0658, or CWRU's Lorraine Nelson at 216-368-2090 (after 11 a.m.) for further information and list of required books.
We will be using two books for this course: "The Pirate Queen: Queen Elizabeth I, Her Pirate Adventures, and the Dawn of an Empire" by Susan Ronald and "Her Majesty's Spymaster" by Stephen Budiansky. Books are available at Amazon and through Search Ohio at the library.