November 28, 1720

On This Date in in 1720, notorious pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read were tried and found guilty of being pirates and sentenced to death in Spanish Town Jamaica. But when it was discovered that they were both pregnant, the Crown stayed their executions until they had their babies. There is no record of either woman being subsequently hanged and it is believed that both escaped punishment for their high seas crimes.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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