13 minutes | Feb 9, 2021

18th Century Heiress-Turned-Pirate? (Vocabulary-Boosting History)

“18th century heiress turned pirate” may sound like the tagline of a cheesy romance novel, but remarkably, it’s a fairly accurate description of the indomitable Anne Bonny. A few episodes into our “Forgotten Women” mini-series -- where I sneakily boost your vocabulary by telling you about some people you probably didn’t learn about in school -- we’re shedding light on one of the most famous female pirates from the so-called “Golden Age” of piracy. It’s a story you won’t want to miss! You can listen for free on your favorite podcast player, or tune in over at Vocabbett.  Referenced in this episode: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/if-theres-a-man-among-ye-the-tale-of-pirate-queens-anne-bonny-and-mary-read-45576461/ https://www.gutenberg.org/files/40580/40580-h/40580-h.htm#page-171
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