Posts Tagged ‘Anne Bonney’


Whose birthday am I celebrating?

March 8, 2018


Related imageThe namesake of my nom de blog, Anne Bonney, the Lady Pirate, born in Cork, Ireland on March 8, 1697.

“It is hard to separate the legend from the facts of Anne Bonny. The only thing we can be sure of is that Anne Bonny was a strong, independent woman, who was way ahead of her time. The 18th century was still a time when man made all important decisions, a time when women did not have many rights. In this men’s world, it was hard for Anne Bonny to become an equal crewmember and a respected pirate” – more here

She was a liberated woman, colleague of Mary Read, the former wife of Calico Jack Rackham, and a pirate in her own right – Happy Birthday, Anne!


Whose birthday do I celebrate today?

March 8, 2017

Today is the birthdate of my blog namesake, Anne Bonney.  She was born Anne McCormac, or Cormac, in or around Cork, Ireland in 1702, or thereabouts.

Operating mainly in the Caribbean,  she is associated in her pirating exploits, with Calico Jack Rackham and Mary Read.  Possessed of red hair and a fiery temper, Anne was a strong and independent woman whose history may be sketchy, but who lives on in legend.


What am I celebrating today?

March 8, 2016

pirate flag

Today is the birthday of my nom de blog, Anne Bonney, born in 1702 in Kinsale, Ireland.



Read more here.

It is tattoo Tuesday:

pirate tattoo


What was I nominated for?

May 29, 2012

I was recently nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award.  My thanks to J. G. Burdette (A Map of Time) for this honor.

According to the rules I am required to tell seven things about myself and to nominate fifteen outstanding bloggers for this award.

The Seven Things to know about Anne Bonney:

  1.  I tend to procrastinate.
  2.  That tendency drives me crazy.
  3.  I have no desire to ever go caving.
  4.  My favorite sports are wading and rock skipping.
  5.  My favorite color is midnight blue with stars.
  6.  I always make the bed – even in hotel rooms.
  7.  I am guilty of punning.

My nominations:

1. Hades Arrow

2. HMS Defiant

3. Jen Maan in Amman

4. Light Words

5. Idle Diffractions

6. Nobody Asked Me

7. Rethoryke

8. Word Tapestry

9. Deidra Alexander

10. Knitted Notes

11. Kevin at OCA Library

12. Art in Science

13. Zeitgeist in Design

14. Craig Hill

15. Edible Substance


Whose birthday am I celebrating today?

March 8, 2012

Well, mine – or at least my alter ego’s. Anne Bonney, intrepid female pirate, was born this day in 1702, in Ireland. Joining forces with Calico Jack Rackam, they sacked harbors around the Caribbean until Jack was caught and hanged. Anne fared somewhat better and evaded the hangman’s noose.

Anne and Jack are the ones responsible for giving pirates the skull and crossbones flag.

I particularly enjoyed the stories about Anne and Calico Jack as told by George MacDonald Fraser in The Pyrates!