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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!