Who says bringing a woman on board ship is bad luck?
Anne Bonny, one of the most famous female pirates of history, was the daughter of servant woman Mary Brennan and Brennan’s employer, lawyer William McCormac. While in Nassau, Bonny met ‘Calico’ Jack Rackham and began an affair. The two sailed off together and Anne married Rackham while at sea. Bonny and Rackham continued to pirate together throughout the Caribbean. Bonny was known to be exceptionally good in combat and did not disguise herself aboard the Revenge. She earned the respect of her shipmates and everyone knew who she really was the entire time.
In October 1720, Rackham and his crew were captured and taken to Jamaica, where they were convicted and sentenced by Governor Lawes to be hanged. According to accounts Bonny’s last words to the imprisoned Rackham were: “Had you fought like a man, you need not have been hang’d like a dog.”
There is no historical record of Bonny’s release or of her execution. This has fed speculation that her father ransomed her, that she escaped, or even that she resumed a life of piracy under a new identity.
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