Throughout history, there have been dramatic tales of women sailing the oceans. Many of these stories begin from the Golden Age of Piracy (1650 to 1720), but there are accounts of female pirates dating back thousands of years. In this article, we'll explore the lives of some of the notable pirates prowling our oceans.
Were women allowed on board ships?
Were women allowed to be pirates?
10 female pirates you should know
Queen Teuta of Illyria
"it was never the custom of royalty to prevent the advantage of its subjects they could get from the sea."
Jeanne de Clisson
Lady Mary Killigrew
Mary Read & Anne Bonny
What did pirate women wear?
"When they saw any Vessel, gave Chase, or Attacked, they wore Men's Cloaths; and, at other Times, they wore Women's Cloaths."