True Pirate Tales 

Stories for Grownups

‚ÄčThis hour-long presentation of true stories take listeners back in time to the Golden Age of Piracy, when men (and women) abandoned home and country for a life ofadventure and freedom under the black flag.

Did you know that:
Many pirates were motivated by politics, rather than greed?
Pirates encompassed all races, religions, creeds and genders?
There was a Nation of Pirates in the Caribbean?
Pirates invented Worman's Compensation?
Blackbeard learning his pirating skills in a real-life pirate school?

By then end of my presentation, your visitors will know all this and more, and they'll be ready to sing a rousing chorus of "A Pirate's Life for Me!" 

A children's version is also available.


A real pirate kept all his (or her!) stuff in a big wooden chest.  In this educational and exciting presentation, Pirate Anne opens just such a chest. What will we find inside? Weapons? Treasure? Other surprises?  

Whatever it is, it's sure to be fun and educational, as Pirate Anne leads children 6-12 on a historic adventure.

30-45 minutes, plus question and answer time! 

Pirate Stories for Children -

What's in the Pirate's Chest?

TS Rhodes

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The Secret History of

Anne Bonny

"Delightful. The program surpassed expectations. She 

WAS Anne."  


     Born in 1697, Anne Bonny became the most notorious

     female pirate of all time. Daughter of a well-to-do family,

     Anne refused to live the life assigned to her. Instead,

     she found her place among the real pirates of the

     Caribbean and carved out a legacy that lives to this day.


     In this first-person presentation Anne tells her story,

     revealing details of her marriage, her life among the

     pirates, and her relationships with pirate captain

     Calico Jack Rackham and the famous cross-dresser

     Mary Read, as she sailed the seas during the

     Golden Age of Piracy.


This presentation is approximately 55 minutes long, with an additional 15 minutes for questions and answers. A table is requested for pirate memorabilia.