"I couldn't love a man who commands me - any more than I could love one wholets himself be commanded by me." -Jacquotte Delahaye
Jacquotte Delahaye was a 17th century Caribbean pirate, the daughter of a French father and a Haitian mother who died in childbirth. All accounts describe her as a great beauty who turned to piracy after her father’s death, when she was left alone to care for her retarded brother. She was active in the 1660’s, and then faked her own death to escape those who hunted her.
She lived as a man under an alias for many years before returning to piracy, and became known as “Back from the Dead Red” because of her striking red hair.