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Piet Pieterszoon Hein: The largest loot in the history of piracy

The most famous of pirates can be confidently considered Piet Pieterszoon Hein (or Hein) – a sailor of the XVI-XVII…

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Sayyida al-Hurra: Arab pirate queen famous across the Mediterranean

Sayyida al-Hurra is remembered throughout history for more than simply being the tyrant mistress of Tetouan, the name of a…

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William Dampier: the adventurer who made history

William Dampier was an explorer, pirate and naturalist. He was the first Englishman to visit parts of what is now…

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The golden age of piracy

The Golden Age of Piracy was when robbery on the high seas and in colonial ports reached unimaginable levels.

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Charles Vane: Pirate with a black soul

Charles Vane, a pirate, was known for being cruel. He looked down on not only his enemies but also his…

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5 fun facts about pirates

A pirate is a robber who travels by water. Though most pirates targeted ships, some also launched attacks on coastal…

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5 historical female pirates whose lives were more thrilling

Who hasn’t fantasized about such a thrilling adventure? However, contrary to common assumptions, women were also involved in the pirate…

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Is Robin Hood a true story? How monk became a pirate and inspired legend of Robin Hood

The enigmatic Black Monk is mentioned in one of these medieval stories. Black Monk is a nobleman who lives on…

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Not all Vikings were blonde, Scandinavian, or bloodthirsty looters

No, not all Vikings were blonde, and not all of them had long beards. Moreover, not all Vikings came from…

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