Entries Categorized as 'Pirate History'

List of Famous Pirates

December 2, 2009

Time to sharpen the pen and begin presenting a complete pirate history. We will start with a list of famous pirates. Week by week, new profiles will be added and names on the list of famous pirates will become links to their profiles. Come back often.
List of Famous Pirates
Famous Pirates

Edward Teach (Blackbeard)
Grace O’Malley
Black [...]

Real Pirates: Calico Jack the Ladies Man

May 7, 2009

During the zenith of maritime romance and violence, from the 15th to the end of the 18th century—many pirates pillaged the open seas. Some hailed them as nothing more than thugs; others viewed them with rock star like celebrity.
Calico Jack—John Rackham—lived and died one of the most remarkable, and romantic pirates of the period. In [...]

Blackbeard: The Brutal Pirate

April 17, 2009

Like so many pirates from our sordid history, Blackbeard is legend. Many people don’t even know that Blackbeard was a real pirate. The fact is, Blackbeard was one of the most notorious pirates to sail the seven seas.
Edward Teach (Blackbeard) shouted his first infant’s mewl in around 1880 in the town of Bristol, England. At [...]