My favorite <3 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.
Black pirates around the Caribbean aren’t a rarity. Many of the infamous pirates of the two major periods in pirate history—Spain’s dominance of the Caribbean and the Golden Age—saw crews made up mostly of escaped and freed slaves. During the early 17th century one of those were Diego Martin, one of...Black pirates around the Caribbean aren’t a rarity. Many of the infamous pirates of the two major periods in pirate history—Spain’s dominance of the Caribbean and the Golden Age—saw crews made…
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.
Pirate Grave. Local legend suggests that this is the headstone of one of Blackbeard's crew. The crew member repented his sins whilst being cared for in his twilight days, by the vicar of the church at Brockley, Nr Bristol. Most pirates were buried at sea, so this is a rare find.