Anne Bonny (c. 1700 - c. 1782) was an Irish woman who became a famous pirate, operating in the Caribbean. Her birth name was Anna Cormac, and her birthplace was Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. She was the daughter of a servant woman, Mary Brennan, and Brennan's employer, lawyer William Cormac.

Women of the Sea: Female Pirates since the 1700s

Anne Bonny (c. 1700 - c. 1782) was an Irish woman who became a famous pirate, operating in the Caribbean. Her birth name was Anna Cormac, and her birthplace was Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. She was the daughter of a servant woman, Mary Brennan, and Brennan's employer, lawyer William Cormac.

Archaeologists believe the man, who was likely in his 50s, was hung for piracy or other crimes.

Archaeologists believe the man, who was likely in his 50s, was hung for piracy or other crimes.

Arrgggh! Grace O'Malley, Famous Pirates! Ye best be ready fer Talk Like A Pirate Day. 19 September. Pirates!

Arrgggh! Grace O'Malley, Famous Pirates! Ye best be ready fer Talk Like A Pirate Day. 19 September. Pirates!

Calico Jack Rackham, from an early 18th century engraving made by an artist who had never seen him. John  "Calico Jack" Rackham had mediocre accomplishments as a pirate. His fame comes from the fact that two most famous woman pirates, Anne Bonny and Mary Read sailed under his flag. He was hung at Gallows Point in Port Royal, Jamaica on November 18, 1720. His body was later placed in a gibbet on a small sandbar in the harbor now known as Rackham's Cay.

Calico Jack Rackham, from an early 18th century engraving made by an artist who had never seen him. John "Calico Jack" Rackham had mediocre accomplishments as a pirate. His fame comes from the fact that two most famous woman pirates, Anne Bonny and Mary Read sailed under his flag. He was hung at Gallows Point in Port Royal, Jamaica on November 18, 1720. His body was later placed in a gibbet on a small sandbar in the harbor now known as Rackham's Cay.

Anne Bonny (Clara Paget) The real Anne Bonny was an Irish woman who became a famous pirate, operating in the Caribbean. Anne became friends with many pirates and she felt betrayed when she found out that her husband, James Bonny, started working as an informant to the Governor Woodes Rogers in the summer of 1718.

Anne Bonny (Clara Paget) The real Anne Bonny was an Irish woman who became a famous pirate, operating in the Caribbean. Anne became friends with many pirates and she felt betrayed when she found out that her husband, James Bonny, started working as an informant to the Governor Woodes Rogers in the summer of 1718.

Edward England is today remembered as one of the famous pirate captains of the "Golden Age of Piracy" who met his end by trying to be generous and to spare the life of captured Scottish seamen James Macrae. During his years of activity in 1717-1720 he forged his fame in the waters of Caribbean and Africa sailing on the ships "The Royal James", "Fancy" and "Pearl", sailing under the iconic black Jolly Roger flag with the skull and two crossed thigh bones.

Edward England is today remembered as one of the famous pirate captains of the "Golden Age of Piracy" who met his end by trying to be generous and to spare the life of captured Scottish seamen James Macrae. During his years of activity in 1717-1720 he forged his fame in the waters of Caribbean and Africa sailing on the ships "The Royal James", "Fancy" and "Pearl", sailing under the iconic black Jolly Roger flag with the skull and two crossed thigh bones.

Anne Bonney and Mary Read are the most famous -- and ferocious -- women pirates in history, and they are the only ones known to have plied their trade in the Western Hemisphere.

The Legend of Anne and Mary …. fearsome lady pirates!!

Anne Bonney and Mary Read are the most famous -- and ferocious -- women pirates in history, and they are the only ones known to have plied their trade in the Western Hemisphere.

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High Barbary. Check out Gable's review of Elizabeth Enright's The Four-Story Mistake here: http://chaptersandscenes.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/gable-reviews-the-four-story-mistake/

High Barbary. Check out Gable's review of Elizabeth Enright's The Four-Story Mistake here: http://chaptersandscenes.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/gable-reviews-the-four-story-mistake/

November 22, 1718, Edward Teach, more infamously known as 'Blackbeard the Pirate' fought his last battle.

November 22, 1718, Edward Teach, more infamously known as 'Blackbeard the Pirate' fought his last battle.

Blackbeard His real name was Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard – the notorious English pirate who terrorized the waters of the West Indies and the eastern coast of the American colonies from 1717 to 1718.

Blackbeard His real name was Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard – the notorious English pirate who terrorized the waters of the West Indies and the eastern coast of the American colonies from 1717 to 1718.

Henry Every (unknown date of birth and death, most probably 1653 - 1696) was one of the most notorious pirates during the era that is today known as "Golden Age of Pirates". Even though he operated as a pirate for only one year, he gained his significant reputation for being one of the few pirate captains who retired without being caught by the authorities, shortly after one of the most successful naval raids in the pirate history.

Henry Every (unknown date of birth and death, most probably 1653 - 1696) was one of the most notorious pirates during the era that is today known as "Golden Age of Pirates". Even though he operated as a pirate for only one year, he gained his significant reputation for being one of the few pirate captains who retired without being caught by the authorities, shortly after one of the most successful naval raids in the pirate history.

Why can't a thirteen- year- old girl have a pirate themed room? There is no reason because you can!

Why can't a thirteen- year- old girl have a pirate themed room? There is no reason because you can!

This has endured as one of Howard Pyle's most famous pirate images. It was the last illustration in this piece that appeared in Harper's New Monthly Magazine for December 1902.

This has endured as one of Howard Pyle's most famous pirate images. It was the last illustration in this piece that appeared in Harper's New Monthly Magazine for December 1902.

Calico Jack (Jack Rackham) - another famous pirate who appears in Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag - Characters - Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag (coming soon) - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Calico Jack (Jack Rackham) - another famous pirate who appears in Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag - Characters - Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag (coming soon) - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Admiral Sir Henry Morgan (ca. 1635 – 25 August 1688) was an Admiral of the Royal Navy, a privateer, and a pirate who made a name for himself during activities in the Caribbean, primarily raiding Spanish settlements. He was one of the most notorious and successful privateers in history, and one of the most ruthless who worked in the Spanish Main.

Admiral Sir Henry Morgan (ca. 1635 – 25 August 1688) was an Admiral of the Royal Navy, a privateer, and a pirate who made a name for himself during activities in the Caribbean, primarily raiding Spanish settlements. He was one of the most notorious and successful privateers in history, and one of the most ruthless who worked in the Spanish Main.

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