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The complete history of piracy would not be complete without the mentioning of women pirates. Here you can find out more about their lives, environment in which they worked, and the legacy they left in the centuries that came after them.
One of the most notable female pirates of the late 18th century was American born Rachel Wall. Here you can find out more about her life of piracy, from the first moment she saw the sea to the moment of her execution in 1789.
Ching Shih was without a doubt one of the most powerful and ruthless pirates in the entire history of mankind. During her active years, she commanded over one of the largest pirate fleets in China, defying the military powers of all largest naval powers of her time.
Mary Read is today remembered as one of the only two women which records can be found in historical records of the age today known as Golden Age of Piracy. Find out more about this fierce fighter who served on the crew of the John Rackham’s famous pirate ship “The Revenge”.