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.
Rachel Wall (born around 1760, died on October 8, 1789) is today remembered as the first American born woman who chose the profession of piracy, and a last woman who was executed by hanging in the state of Massachusetts. Although her life was full with crime, theft and piracy, she is today remembered as one of the few famous woman pirates in the western hemisphere.
A pirate's "Letter of Marque" - a license by a government to attack and loot enemy ships. Queen Elizabeth hired sailors to fight the Spanish. They were called privateers. She didn’t want to use her own navy to fight the mighty Spanish Armada in the Caribbean. When the war was over, the privateers became pirates because they didn’t have jobs anymore. Privateers didn’t attack ships from the country that paid them, but pirates did not usually care about nationality.
Jolly Roger flags used by famous pirates..the design may change,but the skull and crossbones were always a reminder of danger..the only thing different was which Pirate flew which flag...the rest is Pirate History