But I think that very few of us know that this belief was led by the "black knights" of the sea, whose luck, destiny and human happiness were bestowed on the sailors by the capricious Lady of Roman mythology, the Goddess of the blind case of Fortune, and life on the sea depended on so many many variable factors that the presence of women was decided to equate to all of them and recorded it on paper in 1721. Then the "Pirate Code of Conduct" came into being.
All the famous pirates followed this "Code", it had its own laws, identified by articles and entered in this Code, these articles were called "Decrees" and one of them was and is registered for women ...
"Decree VI" was agreed between the teams of pirates and their leader, "Black Bart", Bartholomew Roberts - Bartholomew Roberts, and he said:
"Neither the boy nor the woman is allowed to be on board the ship.If someone who is tempted by an affair and under the cover of night secretly leads a woman to the ship, and will be found by his teammates, will not escape the painful death at the hands of his own comrades."
Well, what can one not do in this world, full of injustice, to weak women these days, and what only did not have to do in the time of a hundred years ago! This is more than it refers to the middle ages, when no one even thought about women's equality, but brave and resolute women were born at all times, and there always were and will be representatives of the beautiful weaker sex whom nature bestows with exceptional qualities of character, which, at times, so lacks other men.
''What you think, collegue- are we lucky being the pirates?''
For many months, Revenge - "Revenge", led successful raids on ships of different purposes, which eventually prompted the governor of Jamaica to issue a decree on the capture of the pirates from "Revenge" - "Wanted Pirates" - "Wanted Pirates", and in October 1720, the ship was attacked and the whole team was captured. The reason for such an inglorious end for the whole "Revenge" team was very trite - the pirates went to their "work", being drunk, as a result of which they could not give a worthy rebuff to the British soldiers. On trial, the entire male part of the team was found guilty of atrocities and sentenced to hanging.
In her last speech, En spoke out about such an unhappy end to her marriage with Jack:
"If he had not been drunk and fought like a man, he would not have been hanged today like a dog."
En and Mary pleaded guilty to crimes, but since they were both pregnant, the court postponed their execution and sentenced to imprisonment before the birth of their babies. Mary died in prison, as some sources say, during childbirth, the further fate of her "colleague" in the pirate share and girlfriend En Bani is covered with riddles ...
The monument ''Sisters of Sea'' at the Bahama Islands
There are several versions in this regard. According to one of them, En could not escape the execution after the birth of the child. According to the second, she was allegedly bought by her father, returned to America, married and died at an advanced age. On the third, En was bought by her father, but with new documents she continued her pirated life ...
Choose any of these versions, friends ... Personally, I prefer the latter, because I want to believe that En did not change her nature and died with a sword or a pistol in her hand, for she was born with a stubborn blood in her brave Irish, with her dream of a woman's happiness ..