The story of Anne Bonny and Mary Read is one of the most famous in pirate history. Anne Bonny (c. 1700 - c. 1782), was born in Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland, later her family left Ireland when she was 12 for South Carolina. Sometime between 1714 and 1718, she and her husband James Bonny moved to Nassau, known at that time as a sanctuary for English pirates called the 'Pirates' republic'. Meeting the pirate John Rackham (26 December 1682 – 18 November 1720), in 1718 she left her husband to sail with Rackham aboard his ship ‘The Revenge’. Also aboard ‘The Revenge’ was Mary Read (c.1690-1721) disguised as a man, and going by the alias Mark Read. Read's mother had disguised illegitimately born Mary as a boy after the death of Mary's older, legitimate brother Mark. Upon being discovered as a woman, Read continued to sail with Rackham and Bonny. Read and Bonny are the only two women known to have been convicted of piracy during the early 18th century. The image is an ofgraveconcern original.
Anne Bonny & Mary Read
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