Mary Read was an English woman who also served in the English military successfully masquerading as a man and saw action as a soldier fighting the French. 1,017 more words
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Anne Bonney, born in Co Cork, was the illegitimate daughter of lawyer William Cormac and his housemaid. They immigrated to America after Anne’s birth and settled on a plantation near Charleston, South Carolina. 1,018 more words
Anne Bonny the female pirate
Anne Bonny was certainly not like most women of her era breaking just about all the social conventions there were. The history, legends and folklore that surround pirates of the sea throughout the ages, paint a picture of a male dominated world with most women playing a traditional, subservient, non-aggressive role where they do appear. 1,397 more words
“His notoriety came from his gentlemanly conduct and his outlandish dress sense rather than from his treacherous exploits. He was a mystery, a romantic hero, the Lothario of the seas.” 641 more words
The third and final installment, highlighting Anne Bonny and Mary Read’s adventures together.
Fun pirate frolicking on the boat didn’t last forever, though. Anne was at some point kidnapped by her estranged husband, James Bonny. 946 more words