Pirates Archive

The pop culture movie references and depictions of pirates may have led us to think of their lifestyle as stylish and lavish (and brimming with a whole lot of pirate talk), but the life of a real pirate used to be full of vivid violence and risks. Not so long ago, when a major portion of trade between nations was carried out through the route of seas, the saline waters thrived with pirates who pounced on every opportunity to rob a shipping vessel that was not their own. Though the emergence of sea pirates dates far back to the time when the first of the trading routes between nations were established, it was the so called golden period of piracy – a period between 15th [&hellip

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