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

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