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Calico Jack Rackham Captured

We’re going to Port Royal, Jamaica, but this isn’t a Disney romp.

Today is October 20, 2017, and on this date, 297 Years Back, in 1720, Captain Calico Jack Rackham was was captured by pirate hunters.

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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. 466 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

I Was The Last Pirate in Montego Bay

I was the last pirate to visit Montego Bay, Jamaica. My kindred seafarers roamed the coast centuries ago. I was there in 2009. You could say that some things have changed since then. 773 more words

Travel

Creating Inspiration - Where to Start

Embarking on the task of writing a new book is always a thrill, but that thrill doesn’t start for me until I have the title, because until then, I don’t have a clue where to start. 505 more words

Writing

Captain Jack Rackham

Once I had made Anne Bonny I couldn’t have her all alone! She needed her partner in crime so I started making Jack.

This one took a while, it was during this time that I developed repetitive strain injury and i’ve been in a lot of pain the last few weeks! 115 more words

Amigurumi

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

Born in Co Cork, Anne Bonny 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. 545 more words

Irish History

1720 – One of the most successful pirates was a feisty red-head, called Anne Bonny, who was granted a stay of execution on this date.

Born in Co Cork, Anne Bonny 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. 532 more words

Irish History