In the long and interesting history of piracy, Mary Read managed to prove herself as one of the most famous female pirates of all time. Although much of her earlier life remains unknown to modern historians, her time as a pirate remains well remembered today. Even though she was active for only few short years, she has done so in a time that is today remembered as a height of the Golden Age of Piracy, when the seas of Caribbean trebled under the reign of hundreds pirate ships
Mary Read (died 1721) aka Mark Read, was an English pirate. She and Anne Bonny are two of the most famed female pirates of all time; they are the only two women known to have been convicted of piracy during the early 18th century, at the height of the Golden Age of Piracy.