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Who was Mary Read?
There are different rumors as to why Mary Read born in
the late seventeenth century in London was disguised as a boy from her birthday
until she joined the British military, was promoted to Horse Regiment, and then
fell in love with another soldier. She then gave away her secret to the soldier
that stole her heart away and then were wed.
Mary and her new husband opened an inn called the
Three Horseman and for the first time in her life, she enjoyed life as a woman.
However, this style of life did not last for Mary. Her husband died, she once
again became a man and joined the military. The military did not hold the same
love as it once did, Mary left the military and jumped on a ship headed to the
West Indies. The ship was attached by Captain Calico Jack Rackham and his pirate
mistress, Anne Bonny. Anne saw Mary as another young man to conquer but as she
began her seduction, she realized Mary was in fact a young woman. Anne promised
not to divulge Mary’s secret, however, the secret was soon to be discovered.
Captain Jack was not too happy with his mistress spending so much time with this
new young sailor, drew his sword, and was ready to battle when Mary had to
reveal the truth of her gender once again. Captain Jack accepted Mary as the
newest member of his crew.
Mary fell in love and married a sailor on the
pirate ship, however, she along with Captain Jack and Anne Bonny were captured.
They were tried for the charges of piracy and sentenced to hang at St. Jago de
At the time of the sentencing, Mary and Anne were
pregnant which gave them a stay of execution until after the birth of their
babies. Mary, however, came down with a fever and death before her baby was
born. Anne’s life was saved. For a woman living as a man stated, “As to hanging,
it is no great hardship. For were it not for that, every cowardly fellow would
turn pirate and so unfit the sea, that men of courage must starve," at her
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