The Golden Age of Piracy, encompassing roughly the first quarter of the 18th century, produced some of the most outrageous characters in maritime history. From its earliest days, Charleston was a vital port of call and center of trade, which left it vulnerable to seafaring criminals.  From the “Gentleman Pirate,” Stede Bonnet, to Edward “Blackbeard” Teach and famed pirate hunter and statesman William Rhett, the waters surrounding the Holy City have a history as rocky and wild as the high…

The Golden Age of Piracy, encompassing roughly the first quarter of the 18th century, produced some of the most outrageous characters in maritime history. From its earliest days, Charleston was a vital port of call and center of trade, which left it vulnerable to seafaring criminals. From the “Gentleman Pirate,” Stede Bonnet, to Edward “Blackbeard” Teach and famed pirate hunter and statesman William Rhett, the waters surrounding the Holy City have a history as rocky and wild as the high…

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Black Bart's Fleet by Andy Thomas"Black Bart" was born John Roberts in 1682 in Wales.  Only after his death was he commonly known as Black Bart.  In his short, 30-month career, Roberts became one of  the most successful pirates during the golden age of piracy in the Caribbean.  It is estimated that Roberts and his fleet captured over 470 vessels and millions in gold, gems, and other riches. While working on a ship that was captured,

Black Bart's Fleet by Andy Thomas"Black Bart" was born John Roberts in 1682 in Wales. Only after his death was he commonly known as Black Bart. In his short, 30-month career, Roberts became one of the most successful pirates during the golden age of piracy in the Caribbean. It is estimated that Roberts and his fleet captured over 470 vessels and millions in gold, gems, and other riches. While working on a ship that was captured,

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Golden Age of Piracy - Wikipedia

Golden Age of Piracy - Wikipedia

Captain Robert Maynard RN (c. 1684 – 4 January 1751) was a lieutenant and later captain in the Royal Navy, First Lieutenant of HMS Pearl, most famous for defeating the infamous English pirate Blackbeard in battle.

Captain Robert Maynard RN (c. 1684 – 4 January 1751) was a lieutenant and later captain in the Royal Navy, First Lieutenant of HMS Pearl, most famous for defeating the infamous English pirate Blackbeard in battle.

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Golden Age of Piracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Golden Age of Piracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The 17th and 18th centuries were the “golden age” of piracy, inspiring many myths and legends. Yes, the images of Jolly Roger-flagged ships, peg-legged sailors, plank walking, X-marked treasure maps, and hard-drinking and hard-fighting ruffians are based on fact. But the nonromanticized version of piracy is just as fascinating as the mostly fictional tales.   In a handful of places around the world, you can see this history and touch the relics of piracy's past. There ...

The 17th and 18th centuries were the “golden age” of piracy, inspiring many myths and legends. Yes, the images of Jolly Roger-flagged ships, peg-legged sailors, plank walking, X-marked treasure maps, and hard-drinking and hard-fighting ruffians are based on fact. But the nonromanticized version of piracy is just as fascinating as the mostly fictional tales. In a handful of places around the world, you can see this history and touch the relics of piracy's past. There ...

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