Black Sails Starz. The Real Life Of Pirate Anne Bonny Played By Clara Paget

Black Sails Starz. The Real Life Of Pirate Anne Bonny Played By Clara Paget
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Black Sails Starz. The Real Life Of Pirate Anne Bonny Played By Clara Paget

Black Sails Starz. Clara Paget as Pirate Anne Bonny

Black Sails Starz. The Real Life Of Pirate Anne Bonny Played By Clara Paget.

Black Sails Starz is a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel Treasure Island. On July 26, 2013, Starz renewed the show for a second season. It premiered on January 24, 2015. And the series was renewed for a third season on October 12, 2014, before its second season had started airing. A great success!

Real life pirates that are fictionalized in the show include Anne Bonny, Benjamin Hornigold, Jack Rackham, Charles Vane, and Ned Low. Today, we are going to speak about Anne Bonny. Actress Clara Paget plays the role as Anne Bonny in the show.

Black Sails Starz. The Real Life Of Pirate Anne Bonny Played By Clara Paget

Clara Paget as Anne Bonny in Black Sails

Ten things you should know about Anne Bonny (actress Clara Paget).

1.- Anne Bonny was born around the year 1700 in Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. She was the daughter of a servant woman, Mary Brennan, and William Cormac, a lawyer.

2.- Her family moved to America when she was 12 years old. There, her mother died and her father attempted to establish himself as an attorney, but did not do well. Thus, he joined the merchant business and accumulated a significant fortune.

3.- It seems Anne Bonny had red hair and was quite pretty, but had a fiery temper. At aged 13 she apparently stabbed a servant girl with a table knife.

4.- She married a poor sailor and small-time pirate named James Bonny.

5.- She and James Bonny moved to Nassau, on New Providence Island. It was a sanctuary for English pirates: the ‘Pirates’ republic’ Many inhabitants received a “King’s Pardon” or otherwise evaded the law.

6.- After the arrival of Governor Woodes Rogers in the summer of 1718, James Bonny became an informant for the governor.

7.- But she left her husband, and pirate Jack “Calico Jack” Rackham became her lover.

8.- Bonny, Rackham, and Mary Read stole the ship Revenge and put out to sea. They spent years in Jamaica and the surrounding area capturing many vessels and bringing in abundant treasure.

9.- In October 1720, Rackham and his crew were attacked by a “King’s ship”, a sloop captained by Jonathan Barnet. Rackham, Anne Bonny, Mary Read and their crew were taken to Jamaica, where they were convicted and sentenced by the Governor of Jamaica to be hanged.

10.- After being sentenced, Bonny and Read “pleaded their bellies” asking for mercy because they were pregnant. Both women received a temporary stay of execution until they gave birth. Read died in prison, most likely from a fever from childbirth. Nobody knows about Bonny end.

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