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Top 10 FEARSOME PIRATE SHIPS

January 30, 2017

There was a time in history when piracy became so rampant that several trading ships, which ferried huge amount of treasures and valuable goods, were plundered by the most skillful pirates the world has ever known. This particular period, known as the Golden Age of Piracy, threatened international trading from 1680 until 1725. Within that span of time, pirates such as Blackbeard, Henry Morgan, Captain Kidd, and Calico Jack gained notorious reputations for successfully overpowering not only trading ships, but also naval military forces, which cemented their legacy in piracy.

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Source/Further reading:

http://www.biography.com/people/william-kidd-17179370
http://us.piratestorm.com/captain-william-kidd
http://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/execution-captain-kidd
http://www.charlestonpirates.com/edward_teach.html
http://www.qaronline.org/history/theshipwreck.aspx

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangular_trade#Atlantic_triangular_slave_trade
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/whydah/story.html
http://www.massmoments.org/moment.cfm?mid=313
http://www.thepirateking.com/bios/roberts_bartholomew.htm
http://www.thepiratestory.com/bartholomew-roberts.html
http://www.piratespades.org/pages/history/pirates/bartholomew_roberts.html
http://www.thewayofthepirates.com/famous-pirates/henry-every/
http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/asian-and-african/2013/03/the-highjacking-of-the-ganj-i-sawa%CA%BCi.html
https://books.google.com.ph/books?id=ta25CAAAQBAJ&pg=PA253&lpg=PA253&dq=thames+river+gambia+castle&source=bl&ots=D985WndC7-&sig=wQx0m-Oeq6CjEyx842fd13J_3MI&hl=en&sa=X&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=thames%20river%20gambia%20castle&f=false
http://www.golden-age-of-piracy.com/infamous-pirates/george-lowther.php
http://www.biography.com/people/francis-drake-9278809
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/tudor-england/sir-francis-drake/
http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/the-golden-hind-ship.htm
http://www.vleonica.com/ship_cap.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Moody
https://books.google.com/books?id=fnoi6SM1u5cC&pg=PA111&lpg=PA111&dq=governor+hamilton+william+moody&source=bl&ots=mt1LXy56W0&sig=0S4CTRj7SaR2pXGdWfOKyfvBdVM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiQ_JeS2s_MAhUKyWMKHWquAvAQ6AEIIjAB#v=onepage&q=governor%20hamilton%20william%20moody&f=false
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1095-9270.1984.tb01182.x/abstract
http://www.scnhc.org/story/stede-bonnet-gentleman-pirate
http://www.cosmosmith.com/bonnet.html
https://books.google.com.ph/books?id=gNjQw8lX_18C&pg=PP28&lpg=PP28&dq=samuel+wragg+pirate&source=bl&ots=T-P492cd7i&sig=FwpTs7KGYJGrDLdsP56bRQZWB44&hl=en&sa=X&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=samuel%20wragg%20pirate&f=false
http://www.golden-age-of-piracy.com/infamous-pirates/stede-bonnet.php

 

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