The notorious female pirates of the Seven Seas
These women lived and 'worked' at sea
© Getty Images
Historically, women weren't allowed to remain on ships once they had set sail. Old-fashioned sailor superstitions purported that women on merchant and military vessels were bad luck. But this didn't stop several women from disguising their identities to join crews, and in some cases captains ignored the rule altogether. From the Caribbean to China, there are actual accounts of female pirates dating back thousands of years, showing us that pirating wasn’t just for men.
Curious? Click on to discover the women who once prowled the Seven Seas.
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
TRAVEL Around the world
FOOD Healthy living