Sat, Nov 21|
She Captains and Pirate Queens
A history of female pirates at (virtual) Jewelry City Steampunk Festival
Time & Location
Nov 21, 2020, 10:00 AM
About the Event
Ruthless. Victorious. Ambitious. Undeniably feminine. Some of the most infamous figures in maritime history have been women. These ladies took charge of their crews, commanded entire fleets, claimed victory in battle, and reigned over kingdoms of piracy. They were the pinnacle of female power and leadership.
Who were these women? And why a life of piracy? In this program Renee Fleury will discuss the little known history of pirate women, and highlight the real life inspirations behind the characters in her novel, Sky Hawke: Building Steam. Get ready to embark on a journey upon the high seas, and don't forget your blunderbuss.