Posts Tagged ‘women at sea’

John Rackham (1682-1720), commonly known as Calico Jack, was an English pirate captain operating in the Bahamas during the early 18th century. He was active towards the end of the era known as the golden age of piracy. He is most remembered for two things; the design of his Jolly Roger flag, a skull with […]


The three junior midshipmen stood before Acting Lieutenant Peacock quaking in their seat boots. For one of them, this was the third time this week and the umpteenth time since the HMS Artemis had left England. When Mary Wells had taken her late cousin, Martin Wells’ place as a midshipman on board, she had not […]