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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

Folklore

Pirates of the Caribbean

October 20, 1720: Calico Jack’s career ends. John Rackham, aka Calico Jack, was born in 1682. Little is known of his early life. It is known that he was English. 674 more words

History

October 20, 1720: Met a Guy in Calico

It was the golden age of piracy — that period from the mid-17th to mid 18th century during which such luminaries as Henry Morgan, Captain Kidd and Blackbeard terrorized shipping throughout the New World. 464 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Casanova of the High Seas: Pirate Captain, John Rackham

“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

Lesbian Pirates will eat your soul: a history PART THREE

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

Ranting Whimsical

Lesbian Pirates will eat your soul: a history PART TWO

This is a continuation of yesterday’s post about Anne Bonney. Today I introduce Mary Read.

Mary Read born in Plymouth, England, in the late 1600s. Like Anne Bonney she was also illegitimate. 656 more words

Ranting Whimsical

Lesbian Pirates will eat your soul: a history PART ONE

I’m going to share a little history with you all. I’m in London after all, and this is the scene for A LOT of history. You can barely fall over in a drunken stupor on the street without banging into something historical.   1,301 more words

Ranting Whimsical