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Lecture: Laura Sook Duncombe

October 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas

Presented by Author Laura Sook Duncombe

Tickets are required for all evening lectures.
General admission tickets are $5 each.
Mariners’ Museum Member Tickets are FREE.

Lecture begins at 7:00 PM

Pirates dominate the popular imagination, from Halloween costumes to the silver screen, but there is much more to the story than parrots and peg legs. Author Laura Sook Duncombe sheds light on a forgotten corner of pirate history—the women who sailed the seven seas alongside (and sometimes in command of) their pirate brethren. Pirate women existed virtually everywhere pirate men did, yet they are often left off the record. This presentation explores why that might be, as well as separates facts from fiction of many popular pirate tales. Duncombe will discuss the lives and legends of many pirate women, including the notorious Anne Bonny and Mary Read, as well as some lesser known North American pirate women.

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Pirate Women book cover


October 26, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
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The Mariners’ Museum
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