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huyt piratePiracy is more than pug-wash and master-bates the seaman, no piracy in itself is an act of robbery or criminal violence by ship or boat, with the ships crew attacking other ships or a even  coastal area, with the intent of stealing either a ships cargo and other valuable items or personal properties, with those engaged in acts of piracy being, called pirates. like the pirates of today, murder was not to far away if they did not get what they wanted or you put up a fight in self defence, piracy is nothing new, with the earliest documented instances of piracy being recorded around the 14th century BC, when the Sea People, a group of ocean raiders, attacking the ships of the Aegean and Mediterranean civilizations, narrow channels on any sea mass, which funnel shipping into predictable routes have long created opportunities for piracy, as well as for privateering and commerce raiding.

Historic examples include the waters of Gibraltar, the Strait of Malacca, Madagascar, Gulf of Aden, & the English Channel, whose geographic structures facilitated pirate attacks, with some places to this day still having modern mysteries mixed with old story’s to provide an exciting read…

mghkkjWhile the pirates have the seas, there land-based counterparts being called bandits, brigands and later in the 17th & 18th century’s, there land based counterparts being called highwayman, who ambushed there victims,  in the woods, on highways, & mountain passes.

Where as Privateering uses similar methods to piracy, but the captain acts under orders of the state, a country authorizes the capture of merchant ships belonging to an enemy nation, making it a legitimate form of war-like activity, but by non-state actors, so were all pirates bad-ass men, who terrorised the high seas in the early to mid 1700’s…

tryeBartholomew Roberts (17 May 1682 – 10 February 1722), bcvgdfborn John Roberts, with a Nom de Guerre of Black Bart, was a Welsh pirate who raided ships off the Americas and West Africa between 1719 and 1722, claiming the title of being the most successful pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy as measured by vessels captured, taking over 400 “claimed” prizes in his career;

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