Ching Shih

Piracy in the Far East: A Family Affair [Women Pirates, Part 2]

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]

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 […]