Ben Pfeiffer

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 […]

Real Pirates: Attackers, Thieves…Equal Opportunity Employers?
December 16, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Though piracy is largely viewed as a masculine pastime, there have been some women who were not only able to survive but thrive in a pirate’s life.  History has recorded a number of notable cases of women pirates, though surely more have existed. One of the earliest recorded is a Scandinavian tale of a woman […]

Pirates: Romance Versus Reality
November 29, 2010 · 1 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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