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Mary Read (1690-1721) Engraving from General History of the Pyrates 1725

Female Pirates – Did they really exist?

Melissa A. Joy¬† The short answer is yes, and some of them were even fiercer than their male counterparts. Many of them tended to dress as and pass themselves off as men. Two of the most notable female pirates were Anne Bonney (also Bonny, 1698-1782, Irish), and Mary Read (1690-1721). Both were feminists well before […]

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