Most successful pirate in history was Ching Shih, a Chinese commanding 300 boats manned by over 20,000 lesser pirates.

Most successful pirate in history was Ching Shih, a Chinese commanding 300 boats manned by over 20,000 lesser pirates.

If Mulan and Jack Sparrow had a kid...seriously, it's people like this who make history what it is...

If Mulan and Jack Sparrow had a kid...seriously, it's people like this who make history what it is...

With the death of her pirate husband in 1807, the former prostitute Ching Shih took command of several hundred ships, extorting money throughout the South China Sea. Her Red Flag Fleet was feared from the Chinese coast to Malaysia. Unable to defeat her, the Chinese government offered her amnesty. She took it & retired w/her immense loot as a respectable millionairess. She also took good care of her crew: most of Ching's pirates were pardoned.

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With the death of her pirate husband in 1807, the former prostitute Ching Shih took command of several hundred ships, extorting money throughout the South China Sea. Her Red Flag Fleet was feared from the Chinese coast to Malaysia. Unable to defeat her, the Chinese government offered her amnesty. She took it & retired w/her immense loot as a respectable millionairess. She also took good care of her crew: most of Ching's pirates were pardoned.

Maybe Ethro has a favorite coat. :) Her wearing this military, men's jacket would really tick off her half-sisters and the guy who might be her father.

Maybe Ethro has a favorite coat. :) Her wearing this military, men's jacket would really tick off her half-sisters and the guy who might be her father.

Ching Shih: Princess of the Chinese Seas (1775 - 1844) via Rejected Princesses- This woman is my hero. She is that which BAMF was modeled after.

Ching Shih: Princess of the Chinese Seas (1775 - 1844) via Rejected Princesses- This woman is my hero. She is that which BAMF was modeled after.

Ching Shih

Ching Shih

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Ching Shih was the first female pirate. Madame C.J. Walker the first self-made female millionaire. Aphra Behn was the first female professional writer. As for the first computer programmer, the inventor of Wi-Fi, and the first person to survive a barrel trip over the falls—at age 63? Those honors belong to Ada Lovelace, Hedy Lamarr, and Anna Edson Taylor, respectively. These women are featured in Los-Angeles based illustrator Ann Shen’s aptly-titled upcoming book, "Bad Girls Throughout…

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Ching Shih was the first female pirate. Madame C.J. Walker the first self-made female millionaire. Aphra Behn was the first female professional writer. As for the first computer programmer, the inventor of Wi-Fi, and the first person to survive a barrel trip over the falls—at age 63? Those honors belong to Ada Lovelace, Hedy Lamarr, and Anna Edson Taylor, respectively. These women are featured in Los-Angeles based illustrator Ann Shen’s aptly-titled upcoming book, "Bad Girls Throughout…

To find out more about this fascinating woman check out these links! (Thank you sadpubes for suggesting her to me!)

To find out more about this fascinating woman check out these links! (Thank you sadpubes for suggesting her to me!)

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