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Awesome Historical Pirate Women They Didn’t Teach You About in School

Awesome Historical Pirate Women They Didn’t Teach You About in School September 23, 2019Leave a comment

    Don’t believe everything you see in the movies – piracy was very much a woman’s game and some of the most successful pirates of all time were women. Here are some of the coolest pirate women (that we know about) who put Blackbeard to shame.

    Ching Shih

    Wikipedia

    Believed to be the most successful pirate in history, Ching Shih commanded around 70,000 sailors and ravaged coastal towns in South-East Asia. Eventually the Chinese government gave up fighting her and allowed her to keep all her stolen loot if she promised never to steal anything again.