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Piracy in the Far East: A Family Affair [Women Pirates, Part 2]
January 18, 2011 · 2 Comments

If you missed part 1 of my women pirates blog, fear not: you can still read it here. Compared to the West, the Far East was much more accommodating toward women on ships. In fact, it was noted that pirate communities in the Far East had no settled residences on land. Rather, they lived constantly […]

Women Pirates – Scourges of the High Seas! [Part 1]
January 10, 2011 · 2 Comments

Though we most often associate piracy with men, we know that there were circumstances where there were women pirates. Famous Female Pirates In the West, the two most famous were Anne Bonny A.K.A. Anne Talbot A.K.A. Ann Fulford and Mary Read.  Meanwhile in the Far East there was a woman pirate who is arguably one […]

Ghosts of the Whydah [Real Pirates Exhibit]
December 29, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Today’s post is brought to you by our guest blogger Alice Newman. Alice is a volunteer at HMNS and a contributor to our magazine, the Dashing Diplodocus. Photo by jjsala, on Flickr. Taken during an HMNS Flickr meetup. Interested in attending a future event? Follow the discussions on the HMNS Flickr Pool. Ghosts, witches, and […]

Pirates: Romance Versus Reality
November 29, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

When we think of pirates, many of us think of phrases like “walk the plank” or books and movies like Pirates of the Caribbean, Peter Pan, and Treasure Island.  Hardly ever do we think of the real people and circumstances that gave rise to such stories.  This leaves us wondering just who these fanciful pirates […]



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