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Ann Bonny or Anne Bonny (March 8, 1702 – possibly April 25, 1782) was an Irish woman who became a famous female pirate, operating in the Caribbean. Bonny was born some time between 1697 and 1705 in Kinsale, Ireland, the daughter of attorney William Cormac and his maidservant, Mary. Cormac seperated from his wife and, for a time, raise Anne disguised as a boy (passing her off as a relative's son). Once the scandal was revealed his legal buisiness was irreparably damaged and so Cormac moved the family to Charleston, South Carolina where, after earning new wealth as a merchant, he bought a large plantation.

At first, Anne's family had a rough start in their new home. Her mother died shortly after they arrived in North America. Her father attempted to become an attorney there, but did not do well. Eventually, Anne's father joined the more profitable merchant business and accumulated for the two of them a substantial fortune.[4]

When Bonny was 13, she supposedly stabbed a servant girl in the stomach with a table knife. Bonny was a red-haired beauty and considered a good catch. She married a poor sailor and small-time pirate named James Bonny. James Bonny hoped to win possession of his father-in-law's estate, but Anne was disowned by her father.

There is no evidence supporting the story that Anne Bonny started a fire on the plantation in retaliation, but it is known that sometime between 1714 and 1718, she and James Bonny moved to Nassau, on New Providence Island in the Bahamas. New Providence was then a sanctuary for English pirates. Many received a "King's Pardon" or otherwise evaded the law. It is also true that after the arrival of Governor Woodes Rogers in the summer of 1718, James Bonny became an informant for the governor.

While in the Bahamas, Anne Bonny began mingling with pirates in the local taverns. She met the John "Calico Jack" Rackham, captain of the pirate sloop Revenge, and became his mistress.

While she and Rackham were back in New Providence, James Bonny dragged Anne before Governor Rogers, demanding that she be flogged for adultery and returned to him. There was even an offer for Rackham to buy her in a divorce-by-purchase, but Anne refused to be "bought and sold like cattle." She was sentenced to the flogging, but later Anne and Rackham escaped to live together as pirates. Anne, Rackham, and Mary Read stole the Revenge, then at anchor in Nassau harbour, and put out to sea.

Rackham and the two women recruited a new crew. Over the next several months, they were successful as pirates, capturing many ships and bringing in an abundance of treasure. Anne did not disguise herself as a man aboard the Revenge as is often claimed. She took part in combat alongside the men, and the accounts of her exploits present her as competent, effective in combat, and respected by her shipmates. She and Mary Read's name and gender were known to all from the start, including Governor Rogers, who named them in a "pirates wanted" circular published in the continent's only newspaper, The Boston News-Letter.

In October 1720, Rackham and his crew were attacked by a "King's ship", a sloop captained by Jonathan Barnet under a commission from the Governor of Jamaica. Most of Rackham's pirates did not put up much resistance as many of them were too drunk to fight; other sources indicate it was at night and most of them were asleep. However, Read, Bonny, and an unknown man fought fiercely and managed to hold off Barnet's troops for a short time. Rackham and his crew were taken to Jamaica, where they were convicted and sentenced by the Governor of Jamaica to be hanged. According to Johnson, Bonny's last words to the imprisoned Rackham were that she was "sorry to see him there, but if he had fought like a Man, he need not have been hang'd like a Dog."

After being sentenced, Read and Bonny both "pleaded their bellies": asking for mercy because they were pregnant. In accordance with English common law, both women received a temporary stay of execution until they gave birth. Read died in prison, most likely from a fever, though it has been alleged that she died during childbirth. There is no historical record of Bonny's release or of her execution. This has fed speculation that her father ransomed her; that she might have returned to her husband, or even that she resumed a life of piracy under a new identity.

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography states that "Evidence provided by the descendants of Anne Bonny suggests that her father managed to secure her release from jail and bring her back to Charles Town, South Carolina, where she gave birth to Rackham's second child. On December 21, 1721 she married a local man, Joseph Burleigh, and they had 10 children. She died in South Carolina, a respectable woman, at the age of eighty and was buried on April 25, 1782.

Some claim that she was smuggled away by her father, and that this was made possible by his far reaching and favorable merchant connections. This is a probable solution to the mystery. After all, her father's business connections had saved Anne a number of times before. Rackham's crew spent a lot of time in Jamaica and the surrounding area. Although the crew, including Anne, was discovered or caught on a number of occasions, Bonny always escaped punishment and harm. This was probably because of her father's business contacts in Jamaica.

Although Bonny is one of the best-known pirates in history, she never commanded a ship of her own. Her renown is because she was a rarity:a female pirate.
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ayanamiame Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
amazingly beautiful work !!!
SaariCorporation Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
malcrash01 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm... Arghhhh! ^^;
alex-29 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
YukiSayaku Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Anne Bonny was a redhead ;)
In history there were no blond female pirates, Mary Read had  
brunette hair.
But a nice fantasy pirate drawing ^^
BatTech Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
Anne Bonny was indeed a redhead. Nevertheless, you're incorrect. Kiligrew was a blond pirate. And a lady in waiting to Queen Elizabeth to boot. There have been several Scandinavian female pirates, so odds are that some of them have been blond as well.
kuzco890 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
onguard! Love 
jmarkoff2 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
I wonder if Anne Bonny and Mary Read sat together on a seat of ease to discuss battle plans and girl talk.
Cazademonios666 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Genzo amigo, desde hace tiempo que me fascina tu estilo de arte, de pura casualidad ¿ Es esta la misma imagen que se utilizó en el juego de cartas de Mitos y Legendas? Porque se me hace familiar...
...Por cierto; estoy muy feliz por el retorno del juego número 1 del reino ¡Ya estoy ahorrando para mi baraja!
Pyridine75 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's amazing ! Awesome work !
Yukikaze-Creations Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very pretty!!! love it!
Homicidal-Chopper Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Where did you get that information about Anne Bonny?
blutot Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great artwork!
TheKussh Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
yoho yoho! a pirate's life for me...
Wenvertn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Her kid might have descendants. Who knows.
tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Cute, no different than she is in Black Flag. :D
psychomike2k1 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is great! But... the face? Just seems so 2 dimensional compared with the rest. Still love this though. 
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amazing work!
kill3rar7fan26 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Your style is incredible. How did you get your start making art like this?
Cancerbero3114 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Yeah and she must torn apart her left hand not to mention why one of her legs is shorter than the other
Cancerbero3114 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
She must torn apart her arm, 'cause there is no posible way it can be possible, not to mention one of her lege is shorter than the other
JMK-Prime Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Hot :pirate:
SEN-you-to-heaven Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Artist
i know this is a long time ago, but just stating that her gastrocnemius are missing
andhikaichsan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks so nice on the eye's
NemoNameless Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lol, drooling for pirate girl. ***DROOL*** :XD: :wow:
blackpurplesoul Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student
LeoHightower Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent artwork as usual! :D :clap: :+fav:
scifiman Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
AMAZING !!!! :)
Narked Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent artwork, Bonny was one of the inspirations for Robert E. Howard's Red Sonja! He originally
envisioned Sonja as a female Pirate, "Red Sonja of Rogantine." That from an article waaaaay back in the early 80's when
Marvel comics still owned the rights to her.
tanyopo Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's such a beautiful picture but I can't help but look at the leg on the right side. It looks a bit off? The proportion I mean. Otherwise.. it's a stunning picture.
NekoNinja13 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
i like where shes at
igarcia Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is nuts! What a story! And quite a piece of art too.
IkuNeko5ever Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Truly amazing Genzo!
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love it :9
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antiforma1 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
good art really a good one!
lightisi Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
the word whore will never be the same again.:ahoy:
Danny-art Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your Works are Amazing!!!!!
LikaLaruku Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
She was also known for wearing men's clothing.
Mr-Illusionist-1331 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student General Artist
GokuMartin Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
"ˇTe atraparé, Anne Bonny! ˇA ti, y a tu novio, Rackham el Rojo! ˇPor los mil demonios, nadie le quita su barco a un Haddock!"
SaephireArt Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ooooh ann bonny!!! i knew her thanks to a great book from Mireille Calmel (Lady pirate)

great illustration =)
herolebeau Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now that is a hot pirate
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