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Notable Pirates

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1 An Overview of Notable Pirates 4919
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5 Bartholomew Sharpe 7688
6 Benjamin Hornigold 7243
7 Blackbeard 15758
8 Black Caesar 11271
9 Calico Jack Rackam 8221
10 Charles Gibbs 5962

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Mary Read was a seaman on a ship that was captured by pirates and she turned then to a life of piracy.

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  • At the height of its popularity, Port Royal, Jamaica had one drinking house for every ten residents. In July 1661 alone, 41 new licenses were granted to taverns.

  • Pirates wore an earring to ensure they died with at least one piece of treasure to buy their way into 'Fiddler's Green' (sailor's paradise in heaven).

  • The reason you've heard of most well known pirates is that they were captured and killed, or brought to trial where their exploits were recorded. But pirate captain Henry Every was made famous because he evaded capture after his piratical exploits.

  • Many pirates had eye patches, peg legs, or hooks. Ships in the 17th and 18th century were extremely dangerous places to work, so pirates would commonly lose limbs or even eyes during battle. 

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