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February 15, 2021 9 min
Discover the woman who commanded 70,000 pirates and owned the South China Sea. https://www.patreon.com/writteninbloodhistory Further Reading/Principle Sources: https://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-figures/mrs-cheng-ching-shih-pirate.htm http://www.theglobaldispatches.com/articles/the-pirate-ching-shih https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-chinese-female-pirate-who-commanded-80000-outlaws https://library.um.edu.mo/ebooks/b35720116.pdf Credits Photo Credit: "Pirates: An Illustrated History of Privateers, Buccaneers & Pirates from the Sixteenth Century to the Present" (Londond, 1996). P.230. Book note mentions that, "this fanciful depiction is from History of Pirates of all Nations published in 1836" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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