The Most Successful Pirate Known Was Actually a Woman
Ching Shih ruled the waves with a fleet of a thousand ships
Ching Shih (or Zheng Shi) was a Chinese prostitute who became a powerful female pirate, controlling the infamous Red Flag Fleet.
She ran the fleet like an organised system of business. She ran a Mafia-style organisation with both illegal and legal endeavours.
Little is known about Ching Shih’s early life. However, it is known that she was born …