Sunday, May 8, 2011

Seafaring Sunday: Pirate Mothers

YOU Mary Read and Anne Bonny, alias Bonn, are to go from hence to the Place from whence you came, and from then to the Place of Execution; where you shall be severally hang'd by the neck, 'till you are severally Dead.  And GOD of his infinite Mercy be merciful to both of your Souls.

~ pronouncement of His Excellency Lord Nicholas Lawes of Jamaica, 1720

Header: Read and Bonny from Johnson's History of Pyrates


Timmy! said...

Ahoy Pauline! And we all know how THAT turned out, don't we?

Happy Mother's Day, Pirate Queen!

Sorry I won't be able to spend the rest of it with you. See you on Thursday...

Pauline said...

Ahoy, Timmy! Unfortunate but true after all. Safe journey, mate.