Betwixt The Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society


Female Pirates

Ep. 34

Yo ho ho, a pirate’s life for me - but what is a pirate’s life, and what was it like for women?

This is the story of Anne Bonny and Mary Read, a pair of reputably vicious pirates, and their journeys onto and across the seas.

With the help of Julie Walker, author of 'Bonny & Read', find out whether Bonny and Read's fellow crew mates knew that they were women, their reasons for being there, and what life was actually like for them.

*WARNING this episode contains naughty words and adult themes*

Produced by Charlotte Long and Sophie Gee. Mixed by Matthew Peaty.

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