Blackbeard (whose real name was Edward Teach) was a fearsome pirate of both real-world history and legend, active in the 1700's. Although he has a reputation as a vicious criminal, reality shows Blackbeard to be a slightly less than bloodthirsty individual-however, he was a pirate and as such, would regularly commit crimes such as hijacking and looting.

Blackbeard (whose real name was Edward Teach) was a fearsome pirate of both real-world history and legend, active in the 1700's. Although he has a reputation as a vicious criminal, reality shows Blackbeard to be a slightly less than bloodthirsty individual-however, he was a pirate and as such, would regularly commit crimes such as hijacking and looting.

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High Barbary. Check out Gable's review of Elizabeth Enright's The Four-Story Mistake here: http://chaptersandscenes.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/gable-reviews-the-four-story-mistake/

High Barbary. Check out Gable's review of Elizabeth Enright's The Four-Story Mistake here: http://chaptersandscenes.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/gable-reviews-the-four-story-mistake/

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Anne Bonny (c. 1700 - c. 1782) was an Irish woman who became a famous pirate, operating in the Caribbean. Her birth name was Anna Cormac, and her birthplace was Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. She was the daughter of a servant woman, Mary Brennan, and Brennan's employer, lawyer William Cormac.

Anne Bonny (c. 1700 - c. 1782) was an Irish woman who became a famous pirate, operating in the Caribbean. Her birth name was Anna Cormac, and her birthplace was Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. She was the daughter of a servant woman, Mary Brennan, and Brennan's employer, lawyer William Cormac.

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A selection of 18th century pirate flags from the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

A selection of 18th century pirate flags from the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

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The golden age of pirates Facebook: Anna Maria Island Beach Life www.annamariaislandhomerental.com Twitter: AMIHomerental Bakehouse curated Facebook tips for Yorkshire Marketers                                                                                                                                                      More

The golden age of pirates Facebook: Anna Maria Island Beach Life www.annamariaislandhomerental.com Twitter: AMIHomerental Bakehouse curated Facebook tips for Yorkshire Marketers More

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A pirate's "Letter of Marque" - a license by a government to attack and loot enemy ships. Queen Elizabeth hired sailors to fight the Spanish. They were called privateers. She didn’t want to use her own navy to fight the mighty Spanish Armada in the Caribbean. When the war was over, the privateers became pirates because they didn’t have jobs anymore. Privateers didn’t attack ships from the country that paid them, but pirates did not usually care about nationality.

A pirate's "Letter of Marque" - a license by a government to attack and loot enemy ships. Queen Elizabeth hired sailors to fight the Spanish. They were called privateers. She didn’t want to use her own navy to fight the mighty Spanish Armada in the Caribbean. When the war was over, the privateers became pirates because they didn’t have jobs anymore. Privateers didn’t attack ships from the country that paid them, but pirates did not usually care about nationality.

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Rachel Wall (born around 1760, died on October 8, 1789) is today remembered as the first American born woman who chose the profession of piracy, and a last woman who was executed by hanging in the state of Massachusetts. Although her life was full with crime, theft and piracy, she is today remembered as one of the few famous woman pirates in the western hemisphere.

Rachel Wall (born around 1760, died on October 8, 1789) is today remembered as the first American born woman who chose the profession of piracy, and a last woman who was executed by hanging in the state of Massachusetts. Although her life was full with crime, theft and piracy, she is today remembered as one of the few famous woman pirates in the western hemisphere.

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Jolly Roger flags used by famous pirates..the design may change,but the skull and crossbones were always a reminder of danger..the only thing different was which Pirate flew which flag...the rest is Pirate History

Jolly Roger flags used by famous pirates..the design may change,but the skull and crossbones were always a reminder of danger..the only thing different was which Pirate flew which flag...the rest is Pirate History

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