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Female pirates? Throughout history women have had their share in all of it. Here is a list of seven notorious female criminals of the 17th through early 20th century who wreaked havoc on land and sea. She and her husband, a Cherokee Indian named Sam Starr, were known for housing outlaws on their ranch in the Oklahoma Indian Territory and for preying on travelers and cowboys passing through.
She and her husband were convicted of horse stealing in and served time in a federal penitentiary. She was charged with a handful of other crimes before being shot and killed on her ranch in The killer was never identified. Moll Cutpurse , born Mary Frith, was notorious in 17th-century London.
She began her life of crime as a common pickpocket. Finally, after a stint in jail, she opened a shop in London that she used as a cover for selling stolen items. Rackham was wise to go against common thinking that women were bad luck on board a ship. Bonny and the crew had a successful run hijacking and pillaging merchant vessels. When they were captured in , Bonny escaped execution because she was pregnant. When she was released, she went to live in South Carolina, where she proceeded to lead the rest of her life in an uneventful domestic fashion.
Charlotte Corday became an assassin at age She took the conflict into her own hands and set her sights on Jean-Paul Marat , a leader of the French Revolution and enemy of all she stood for. Corday lied her way in to meet with Marat face-to-face and stabbed him to death in his bathtub on July 13, She was arrested and sent to the guillotine four days later. Mary Surratt ran a tavern with her husband in Maryland, where they welcomed Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War. When her husband died, Surratt moved to Washington, D.
The boardinghouse became a meeting place for John Wilkes Booth and his fellow conspirators. Surratt herself became entangled in the plot to kill U. Abraham Lincoln. She is thought to have been in regular conversation with Booth about his plans and assisted in concealing the weapons used for the murder at her tavern in Maryland.
She was tried and found guilty of conspiracy and became the first woman to be sentenced to death by the United States. She was hanged with the other conspirators on July 7, She and her gang orchestrated a slew of robberies, murders, and kidnappings throughout the American Midwest during the early s.
On January 16, , she and her son Fred met their deaths in what was the longest shootout in FBI history, in the home that they had made their hideout in Florida. Ma was the subject of the movie Bloody Mama starring Shelley Winters. Half of the legendary duo Bonnie and Clyde , Bonnie Parker met Clyde Barrow in , and, when he was sent to jail soon after on burglary charges, she smuggled in a gun that he was able to use to escape.
She partnered with Barrow in during the Great Depression in what became a month—long crime spree. The two stole cars and robbed gas stations, small-town banks, and restaurants throughout Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Missouri. They evaded the FBI and the police until and in the process set free five prisoners from Eastham State Prison in Texas, killed three police officers, and kidnapped a police chief.
They were eventually caught and killed by the police in Louisiana when a friend revealed their whereabouts. She covered topics related to art history, architecture, theatre, dance, literature, and music. Baudran after a portrait by J. Bonnie Parker teasingly pointing a shotgun at Clyde Barrow, c. Load More.Hung for old housewives
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