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  1. 1. Anne Bonny
  2. 2. • Famous Pirate: Anne Bonny • It is hard to separate the legend from the facts about 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.
  3. 3. Biography • Anne Bonny (March 8, 1702 – possibly April 25, 1782) She was an Irish pirate who plied her trade in the Caribbean. • Place of birth: Kinsale • Base of operations: Caribbean
  4. 4. Early life • Much of what is known about Anne Bonny is based on Captain Charles Johnson's „A General History of the Pyrates‟. Official records and contemporary letters dealing with her life are scarce. Most details about her life prior to her arrival in the Bahamas do not appear to be based on any primary source evidence, including the claims that she was born between 1697 and 1705 in Kinsale Ireland; that she was a daughter of attorney William Cormac and his maidservant; William's wife was named Mary Brennan and her mother was named Peg; and that, when the affair became public, Cormac moved to Charleston, Shout Carolina where he made a fortune and bought a large plantation. He also continued his legal career. Diligent efforts to source all of these claims continue in earnest by pirate historians.
  5. 5. Life as pirate • Bonny did not disguise herself as a man in order to join Rackham's crew aboard the Revenge as is often claimed. In fact, she and Mary Read helped Rackham steal the sloop at anchor in Nassau harbor and set off to sea, putting together a crew and taking several prizes. She took part in combat alongside the men, and the accounts describing her, present her as competent, effective in combat, and someone who gained the respect of her fellow pirates. She and Mary Read's name and gender were, however, known to all from the start, including Gov. Rogers, who named them in a "pirates wanted" circular published in the continent's only newspaper, The Boston NewsLetter. Over the next several months, she and Rackham saw several successes as pirates, capturing many ships and bringing in an abundance of treasure. • Although Bonny is one of the best-known pirates in history, she never commanded a ship of her own. Her renown derives from the fact that she was a rarity: a female pirate.
  6. 6. Flag • She didn´t have a flag because she didn´t have a ship of her own.
  7. 7. Capture and imprisonment • In October 1720, Rackham and his crew were attacked by a sloop captained by Jonathan Barnet, who was working for the governor of JAMAICA. Most of Rackham's pirates did not put up much resistance as many of them were too drunk to fight; other sources indicate it was at night and most of them were asleep. However, Read, Bonny, and an unknown man fought fiercely and managed to hold off Barnet's troops for a short time. After their capture, Rackham and his crew were sentenced by the Governor of Jamaica to be hanged. According to Johnson, Bonny's last words to the imprisoned Rackham were that she was "sorry to see him there, but if he had fought like a Man, he need not have been hang'd like a Dog." • After their arrest and trial, Read and Bonny both pleaded their bellies announcing during the sentencing phase that they were both pregnant. In accordance with English common law, both women received a temporary stay of execution until they gave birth. Read died in prison, most likely from a fever, though it has been alleged that she died during childbirth.
  8. 8. She died in South Carolina, a respectable woman, at the age of eighty and was buried on April 25, 1782.
  10. 10. • This presentation has made by: MICA and FLOR ♥ • GROUP: Micaela Giuntoli Florencia Remaggi • TEACHER: Susana Laskarin • CLASS: 1º “B” level A.