There were famous female pirates

We have a show about two famous female pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read. But first let me tell you about a few other women who became famous as pirates. Queen Teuta of Illyria In the third century BC she was a queen regent of the Ardiaei, an area around Albania, Montenegro, and Bosnia. After […]

The story of Anne Bonny & Mary Read

On November 15th 1720 Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and Calico Jack were captured by Capt. Jonathan Barnet and brought to Spanish Town, Jamaica, for trial! Two Women Pirates! Anne Bonny and Mary Read were two amazingly successful women pirates, which is amazing, as at that time it was a hanging offence to even bring a […]

Letter of marque –  legal pirates

A letter of marque was given by governments in the 16,17 & 18th Centuries as a licence for a private person to attack and capture ships of a nation with which that government was at war. They legalised piracy. It is the only way to describe it, it was that, legalised piracy.  Some governments did […]

The Viking Pirates

Pirates have a long history, even stretching back to ancient times, when the Greeks and Romans were harassed by sea raiders, the early day pirates. However, probably the most successful pirates of all time were the Vikings. These fierce pirates terrorized the seas around Europe for nearly 400 years from around 700 AD. They didn’t just […]