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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

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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


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


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

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