Successful pirates through history and how much they were worth. The sixteen to seventeen hundreds were certainly a dangerous time to be out at sea, with enterprising criminals often taking advantage of vulnerable boats
The Legend of Anne and Mary …. fearsome lady pirates!!
1702 – Anne Bonny, an Irish woman who became a famous female pirate. Her unpredictable nature drove her to runaway, marry a poor sailor, and mingle with the local pirates. It wasn't long before she caught the eye of famous pirate "Calico Jack" Rackham.
The most successful pirate in history was a Chinese prostitute. Cheng I Sao commanded sailors and a fleet bigger than most country’s navies, which is why the government had to give up and offer her a truce. She retired with her loot, opened a.
A selection of century pirate flags Pirate flags and ensigns including the Jolly Roger, with skull and crossbones, and those of Bartholomew Roberts with skeletons. Frontispiece to 'Piracy in the West Indies'