Episode 28

Ep28. Pirate Calico Jack

Avast there me hearties. International Talk like a pirate day is upon us once more so batten down yer hatches and park your broadside down as we take on, not one but three scurvy pirate sea dogs. Listen to this treat for your lug holes while I gets me some grog.

John Rackham, also known as “Calico Jack,”  was not one of the more successful pirates, and most of his victims were fishermen and lightly armed traders. He was an English pirate famous for two reasons: his design of the famous Jolly Roger flag (a skull with two crossed swords), and for having two female pirates, Mary Read and Anne Bonny, in his crew.
Find out all about his escapades as well as his fate.


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Jamaica Court Archives

Thought. Co  https://www.thoughtco.com/biography-of-john-calico-jack-rackham-2136377

The Sphere - Saturday 12 January 1935

Lichfield Mercury - Friday 08 October 1915

Famous Highwaymen, Pirates and Robbers By Charles Johnson

"A General History of the Pyrates.” By Daniel Defoe. Edited by Manuel Schonhorn. Mineola: Dover Publications, 1972/1999.

A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates, published in 1724- Charles Johnson


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Hello there! My name is Alice and this is The Backtracker History Show Podcast where I ask you to join me on a meander down through the archives to find out more about the people, places and events from the past.

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