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Hi there guys!... as request, Im upload this image that Ive done near 2006: Mary Read... you know, this pirate girl is very related to other picture I done time ago.

Want to know why? ok, time for pirate stories :P

PSCS/graphire2/5hours/Music: Mary - Scissor Sisters


Mary Read (died 1721) was an English pirate. She is chiefly remembered as one of only two women (her comrade, Anne Bonny, was the other) known to have been convicted of piracy during the early 18th century, at the height of the Golden Age of Piracy. Mary Read was illegitimately born in England, in the late 17th century, to the widow of a sea captain.

Her date of birth is in disputed among historians because of a reference to the "Peace of Ryswick" by her contemporary biographer Captain Charles Johnson in A General History of the Pyrates. He very well may have made an error, intending to refer to the "Treaty of Utrecht". Whichever it is, her birth was anywhere from 1670-1698.

Read's mother began to disguise illegitimately-born Mary as a boy after the death of Mary's older, legitimate brother. This was done in order to continue to receive financial support from his paternal grandmother. The grandmother was apparently fooled, and Read and her mother lived on the inheritance into her teenage years. Still dressed as a boy, Read then found work as a footboy, and later found employment on a ship.

She later joined the British military, allied with Dutch forces against the French (this could have been during the Nine Years War or during the War of the Spanish Succession). Read, in male disguise, proved herself through battle, but she fell in love with a Flemish soldier. When they married, she used their military commission and gifts from intrigued brethren in arms as a funding source to acquire an inn named "The Three Horseshoes" near Breda Castle in The Netherlands.

Upon her husband's early death, Read resumed male dress and military service in Holland. With peace, there was no room for advancement, so she quit and boarded a ship bound for the West Indies. Read's ship was taken by pirates, who forced her to join them. She took the King's pardon c.1718-1719, and took a commission to privateer, until that ended with her joining the crew in mutiny. In 1720 she joined pirate John "Calico Jack" Rackham and his companion, the female pirate Anne Bonny.

Read remained dressed as a man at first. Nobody knew that Read was female until Bonny began to take a liking to Read thinking she was a handsome young fellow. That forced Read to reveal to Bonny that she was a woman. Rackham, who was Bonny's lover, became jealous of the intimacy between them and threatened to cut the throat of Bonny's new paramour. To prevent Read's death, Rackham was also let in on the secret; following, Rackham decided to break male seafaring tradition by allowing both women to remain on the crew.

During their brief cruise in late 1720, they took several prisoners to force them into useful service. Read fell in love with one such victim who was surprised to learn she was a woman and eventually returned the affection. When one of the pirates challenged her lover to a duel, Read contrived a secret duel to occur a couple hours earlier. She killed the pirate before he could bring any harm to her lover, whom she called "husband" as they made vows to each other in absence of a minister. Eventually, Read and Bonny would wear men's clothes while attacking merchants in Jamaica, and women's clothes at other times.

In October 1720, pirate hunter Captain Jonathan Barnet took Rackham's crew by surprise while they were hosting a rum party with another crew of Englishmen off the west coast of Jamaica. After a volley of fire left the pirate vessel disabled, Rackham's crew and their "guests" fled to the hold, leaving only the women and one other to fight Barnet's boarding party. Allegedly, Read angrily shot into the hold, killing one, wounding others when the men would not come up and fight with them. Barnet's crew eventually overcame the women. Rackham surrendered, requesting "quarter."

Rackham and his crew were arrested and brought to trial in what is now known as Spanish Town, Jamaica, where they were sentenced to hang for acts of piracy, as were Read and Bonny. However, the women escaped the noose when they revealed they were both "quick with child" (known as "Pleading the belly"), so they received a temporary stay of execution.Read died in prison in April 1721, but there is no record of burial of her baby. Official documents state that Read died of fever associated with childbirth. Bonny disappeared from the historical record, presumed to have lived a long life in Colonial America.
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Danubium Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
How does that sword works?

It looks non-euclidean.
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.
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burgercheez Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Dat white girl ass with black girl tits tho
SilverMusician Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
gotta say
a bit romanticized
Krysnha Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Another master piece thanks a million for sharing
tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice ass :meow: !
thedude009 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
lol awesome pic but still its must have been pretty hard to stay disguised as a man when your a hot chick with a big rack.
Wenvertn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Four words. Big. Blouses. Big. Hats.
rickyscomics Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great job!
Macondospub Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Hyper sexy men! incredible work art, sos la neta!!!
PhantomHourglass Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
GHENGIZZ Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant. I really do love these pictures of famous women from & classical goddesses from around the world. Not only do I get extremely well drawn digital cheesecake pictures, but I also get a really nice, informative story about their origins & history.
Marimortal Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mary Read is my favourite pirate :D
Sakraida82 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
OOH neato Just neat
saberkung Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Mary so cute
dnomyar27poke Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work :O
Babykuni Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
So Awesome!
VulcanXXIII Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Phenixia Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Really interesting story and drawing, once again!
DigitalRevolution Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Wow, what a lady.
Akasunano-Haru Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
creo que estoy enamorado, muy buen trabajo
zokizamantikore Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
loveeeeee iitttttt*drools*
residentsmile Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
JayT11111 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Looks very cool! And ahh I remember the first time you posted the Anne Bonney image - god has it been that long :( Also I enjoy your pirate art - they always look awesome!
Dalek-Pants Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Aah I'm so excited you drew her because those two are my favorite pirates I think? And Mary gets glossed over a lot for some reason even though I'm personally more inspired by her out of the two.

So, thanks! This is really beautiful omg
JMK-Prime Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Well call me Seacon and make walk the plank cause I see a naughty little scaly wag
Hollow-nyan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Excelente trabajo !!!!
Secretevolution Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i like it. It's cool
EdosxD Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Corsarios era genial.
Nowio Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
UncleScooter Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Kinda looks like a character from the "SoulCalibur" series here :D
S2CHIS2 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
sooooo is this new or from 06? Everytime I read you always seem to do something from the past... why don't you try a sexy female Okami ??? Okami couple? Idk P;
NemoNameless Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What's another word for pirate treasure?


Riddler-Riddles Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Hm, me gusta
Williams013 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Do you want to know who started the Golden Age of Piracy? Gol D. Roger!!!
Roger: You want my treasure? Fine! You can have it! I left everything I own in that place!
Riddler-Riddles Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
I like of One Piece too
Pondocus Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Shiver me timbers! Side-boob ahoy!
GypsySquid Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012   General Artist
Totally badass.
Nightom Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DanLuna Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012   General Artist
Wow, I really need brush up on my history, you find such interesting people
kuremaru Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
nice, but the cloth folds around the breast makes it look to me like its sticking out of her armpit instead of being where it should be.
Sieger824 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Amezing !
Doctorgman6 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012   Writer
Dat cutlass.
thebloodedrose Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
super cool
ShaeButtah Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, you sure know a lot about History!
Manu-G Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Tan preciosa como todas las mujeres que dibujas Genzo.
Solo que esta por el uniforme ha ganado mas puntos.
Levia-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Huh, an interesting life she led, plenty of transitions in and out of piracy.
GrooseyG Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Normally your pictures are great, but this one looks like she has some sort of major spine injuries.
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