Long John Silver Trust

Each day we offer you at least one different Fact of the Day, which is usually Pirate orientated:
Fact of the Day:-

Anne Bonny’s life was, by far, not as adventurous as Mary Read’s, but it had been a hard life. She was a bastard daughter of an attorney of Cork in Ireland, whose wife had left him because of his loose way of life. Her mother was a maid in her father’s household.

In the beginning Anne was dressed as a boy, pretending to be the son of her father’s friend, who had been apprenticed to him to learn the legal business. Her father later put aside all pretensions and decided to live openly with his former maid.

Fact of the Day:-

Barbery pirates were any of the Muslim pirates operating from the coast of North Africa. Captains formed a class in Algiers and Tunis and commanded cruisers fitted out by wealthy backers, who then received 10 percent of the value of the prizes.

The pirates used galleys until the 17th century, when Simon Danser, a Flemish renegade, taught them the advantage of using sailing ships.

Fact of the Day:-

In the year 1655 England seized a weakly guarded Spanish Island; Jamaica, and converted it into an English colony. The guards defending the Island at that time were generally taken from the streets and represented the worst criminal elements. The guards were thieves, murderers and cheats. From this band of criminals formed many groups of buccaneers who terrorized the region.

On This Date In History
22nd January in 1901:- Queen Victoria died.
22nd January in 1840:- The first British colonists to New Zealand arrived at Port Nicholson on Auckland Island.