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Anne Bonny

Born Anne Ni Cormac in Kinsale Co. Cork, the fiery redhead stabbed a servant to death and hospitalized a would-be rapist at a young age. After moving to the Bahamas and twice marrying pirates, Anne Bonny became a respected pirate in her own right, despite it being considered bad luck to have a woman aboard a ship. Eventually caught following a battle with the British navy in 1720, she was imprisoned in Jamaica. It is reputed that her lawyer father got her released. She remarried, had 8 children and lived long into her 80s.

Dave Gallaher