Picture Of John Rackham

Picture Of John Rackham

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Pirate John Rackham known as Calico Jack.

From Charles Johnson's book of pirates.

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Famous Pirates

This section is dedicated to the some of the most famous names among pirates, mostly during 16th and 17th centuries in the Caribbean.

Calico Jack

A typical small-time pirate, whose fame comes from the fact that two of the most famous woman pirates, Anne Bonny and Mary Read sailed under his flag.

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