Mary Read: English Pirate. She & Anne Bonny are Two of the Most Famous Female Pirates of All Time; the only two women known to have been convicted of piracy during early 18th century, at height of the Golden Age of Piracy. ~Repinned Via Sparky StTimexx Wikipedia http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=mary+read+female+pirate&view=detail&id=015A13470D53F47AC4252B2F2A51AF85DAFEF7A1
Bartholomew Roberts (17 May 1682 – 10 February 1722), born John Roberts, was a Welsh pirate who raided ships off America and West Africa between 1719 and 1722. He was the most successful pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy, as measured by vessels captured, taking over 470 prizes in his career. He is also known as Black Bart, but this name was never used in his lifetime, and also risks confusion with Black Bart of the American West. He also had "Sunday services" on his first vessel.
Mary Read (died 1721) was an English pirate. She is chiefly remembered as one of only two women (her comrade, Anne Bonny, was the other) known to have been convicted of piracy during the early 18th century, at the height of the Golden Age of Piracy.
The 17th and 18th centuries were the “golden age” of piracy, inspiring many myths and legends. Yes, the images of Jolly Roger-flagged ships, peg-legged sailors, plank walking, X-marked treasure maps, and hard-drinking and hard-fighting ruffians are based on fact. But the nonromanticized version of piracy is just as fascinating as the mostly fictional tales. In a handful of places around the world, you can see this history and touch the relics of piracy's past. There ...