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Captain Jack

On Oct 20th 1720 the Royal Navy captured Calico Jack and ended his pirate career.

Calico Jack has been the most influential pirate in terms of the modern popular view of piracy.  405 more words


Product Review: Calico Jack 94 Proof Black Spiced Rum

I’ve never been much of a rum guy. Sure, there’s cheap white rum in the house but only for mixing into Sangrias. I jumped on the Kraken bandwagon a while ago for like five minutes but it still was not enough to get me to actually buy a bottle.  257 more words


Warrior women: Mary Read, Pirate of the Caribbean

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


1697 – Anne Bonny, née Cormac, pirate, is born in Co Cork.

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

Irish History

Warrior Women: Anne Bonny, Pirate of the Caribbean

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