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Notable Pirates

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1 An Overview of Notable Pirates 5007
2 Andrew Ranson 10465
3 Anne Bonny 9401
4 Black Bart Roberts 8274
5 Bartholomew Sharpe 7836
6 Benjamin Hornigold 7404
7 Blackbeard 16024
8 Black Caesar 11533
9 Calico Jack Rackam 8457
10 Charles Gibbs 6068

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He was captured by the Spaniards in Italy and forced to serve them while chained to their galley.

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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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