The Infamous Pirate Queen and the Traveling Rations



Was there a pirate ship called The Black Pearl that roamed the Caribbean? And was there a flamboyant, dashing Jack Sparrow who captained it? No and no!

The main lie, of course, is that Jack Sparrow never existed, and the real pirate, on whom Johnny Depp’s character (largely composite) is loosely based, was oh! so far from the fierce fighter of the Disney extravaganza! Captain John Rackham, AKA Calico Jack, has never achieved the legendary wealth and glamour of numerous victories at sea attributed to infamous pirates. His peculiar fame lies in the bosom of his wife, Anne Bonny, and her best friend Mary Read, both the combatant stars of Calico Jack’s crew.  There is no one better to tell you this story than a brilliant Scottish Celtic singer and songwriter Karliene:

Every word of this haunting song is true, including the fact that Anne Bonny was a red-haired beauty. To…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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