In the mid-1840s, a best-selling novel, 'Fanny Campbell, The Female Pirate Captain: A Tale of The Revolution' took the country by storm. It sold more than 75,000 copies and marked the first time that a book featured a literary heroine who took charge of her own life by dressing as a man and going to sea. Fanny Campbell inspired many young girls and women of the Nineteenth Century. Now it's time for a new generation to hear Fanny's tall-tale and be inspired by her bravado and daring. To the Americans she was a Hero Privateer--to the British, a Pirate
Fanny Campbell found herself in the midst of a revolution when the British Colonies in the new world revolted against the Crown. Witnessing such rebellious acts as the Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Bunker Hill, she came of age and fell in love during perilous times. When her intended was captured and imprisoned in Cuba's La Cabana Fortress, she took to the high seas disguised as a man, commandeered a British brig, and orchestrated a daring rescue. Fighting, Pirates, rough waters, and English enemies, she commandeered two more British merchant vessels and sent a notorious Pirate ship full of buccaneers into eternity just in time to help the newly-formed American Navy with her spoils.