Talk like a pirate day – Ann Bonny

Ann Bonny

To mark International Talk Like  a Pirate Day, here is Ann Bonny, a famous pirate (or PYRATE!) in the early eighteenth-century Caribbean. She was Irish, thought to have been born in Kinsale. Her life is known mainly through her appearance in a hugely successful collection of pirate lives published in London in 1724. This was Charles Johnson’s General History of the Pyrates, which established a lot of the standard motifs of the classic pirate, eye patches, wooden legs, buried treasure, the Jolly Roger etc. Arr me hearties!

– Niall Ó Ciosáin

Johnson 1724 cover

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2 responses to “Talk like a pirate day – Ann Bonny

  1. Note to pet shop: may find missing parrot in History Department.

  2. Don’t forget about ‘National Talk Like A Pirate Day’ by the brilliant Lambchop:

    Kevin

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