Sayyida, variously known as a pirate queen, Queen of the Western Seas, or Queen of Tétouan was a REAL and HISTORICAL figure, but not much is known of her.
Sayyida married young, just sixteen, at the insistence of her father. Her first husband was thirty years older and a friend of her father’s. Al-Mandri sensed his bride’s intelligence and taught her about his business affairs and diplomacy. Together, the couple rebuilt Tétouan, which had been destroyed by the Reconquista, and when her husband died in 1515, she became the Governor or Queen of Tétouan in her own right.
Later, Sayyida was pursued by the King of Fes, Ahmed al-Wattsi, and accepted his marriage proposal, but on her terms: he had to travel to her kingdom to marry her, not the other way around.
Sayyida’s love of the high seas and her appetite for battle and conquest often clash with her duties as wife, mother, and queen. As hardworking as she is, Sayyida feels an emptiness in her life. Will Aya, her new slave, silence this longing? Join us as this fictional version of a real woman takes you into her world and captures your heart….
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When I was first asked by Alex Westmore to participate, I didn’t wait for her to fully explain but said an immediate YES! This fan-fiction is based on the book Plundered World Series! —The Pirate’s Booty by Alex Westmore. Alex approached me to write this, giving me an early copy of her book to get the flavor of her delightful characters. I have chosen to write about Sayyida since not a lot is known about this famous woman. The character Quinn Callaghan is Alex’s and I give her credit. Please read her book if you like my story.