Pirate Love Tales
Created especially for Valentine’s Day, collection Pirate Love Tales was born while reading the most fascinating naval legends and stories about sea battles. Each couple has its own story – tragic, glorious, horror… But all of these are stories of love. We hope you will enjoy reading them!
From the West Indies to New England, Blackbeard's mere twenty-seven-month career earned him immortality as the most fearsome pirates of all. He is said to have at least 12 wives scattered from the Lesser Antilles to New England. Want to hear his love stories? Blackbeard is said to have fallen in love with a beautiful girl who spurned his love for that of a handsome seaman. To indicate her love of the seaman, she gave him her ring to wear on his left hand. Sometime later, the sailor's ship was taken by Blackbeard, who immediately recognized his rival and promptly cut off his hand. Placing it in an ornate silver box, he sent it off to the young lady. She fainted away when she opened the box, and shortly afterward died of a broken heart.
The one you are looking at right now is inspired by the legend of Black Sam Bellamy and his love for a local Cape Cod girl named Maria Hallett. It’s a tragic love story, which ended up by Maria watching from the dunes as the flagship of her love, the Whydah, sank in the worst nor’easter in the history of the Cape. Another version of the story says that Maria has sold her soul to the Devil, who made her a witch. She caused the storm that sunk the boat of Black Sam Bellamy, The Prince of Pirates, one of the most infamous pirates of his day.
You have probably heard a lot about Sam Bellamy, "Robin Hood of the Sea". But do you want to know the story from Maria’s side? If so, we highly recommend this truly fascinating book by Kathleen Brunelle, who was born and raised on Cape Cod.
Are you fascinated about stories of passion, love, gold, murder, and suicide? Then you definitely have heard of the pirate Hiram Beakes of Saba and his love to a roving eye brunette Mrs. Snyder, the wife of his employer. The lady didn’t treat him well, and Hiram was even charged with the murder of Mr. Snyder. Out of revenge, Hiram stole the ship The Adventurer from his former employers. Soon the new pirate was born!
This collection is dedicated to a badass, highly successful, feared pirate captain lady, known as a Terror of South China, and commander of the notorious Red Flag Fleet. Ching Shih worked in a floating brothel in Guangzhou before she married Cheng I, a notorious pirate. Madame Ching is widely considered to be the most successful pirate in history, based on the fact that she commanded the largest crew ever assembled, and that she died in her own bed as a free woman.
Anne, an Irish pirate operating in the Caribbean, was one of the most famous female pirates of all time. During her short few years as a shipmate and lover of the pirate Captain "Calico Jack" Rackham, Anne proved herself to be equal to any other pirate - she worked, drunk and fought alongside other pirates. However, the story tells that she and Mary Read, another lady pirate who joined Anne’s ship “Revenge” dressed as a man, often represented the only major force of resistance against invaders on times when the whole male pirate crew was drunk after previous day's celebration. Girl power! Read more about these brave ladies here: www.annebonnypirate.com
Hm, well, ok, Leo and Kate are not pirates at all, but they definitely played roles of one of the best-known couples at the sea in the whole 20th century. Never heard of them?? Watch Titanic, but only if you must!
Forget DiCaprio & Winslet, the most famous pirate couple ever is Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swann! If you want them to end up together in the end, watch Pirates of the Caribbean 6! What? It’s not out yet?! Oh… Then choose this collection and make their love story a reality at least on your couch! Otherwise, hit the book store for Pirates of the Caribbean: Jack Sparrow Book Series. There are 11 books!
We hope that even if decorative pillows and His and Her matching couples t-shirts are not your cup of tea, at least we have sparked your curiosity to know more about these pirates!
By Eglėpedia (illustrations and pictures also)
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