Famous lady pirate quote

If you’d have fought like a man, you needn’t hang like a dog- Anne Bonny

Anne Bonny is one of two famous lady pirates from the Caribbean. She was born of a lawyer and his maid in Ireland, was disowned by her father, and married a sailor who stole her away to the Caribbean. He was a fink. Anne left him for the handsome pirate “Calico” Jack Rackham, with whom she fought aboard the Revenge, and to whom she delivered the above quotation while awaiting execution, … all by the age of twenty.

As a pirate, Anne Bonny fought in men’s clothing, was an expert with pistol and cutlass, called fearless in battle, dangerous as any man, and often a member of the “boarding party”.

Summary from A Pyrate’s Who’s Who

Peter Etnoyer (397 Posts)

PhD candidate at Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi and doctoral fellow Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies.