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In Praise of Piracy

The Granger Collection

"An Attack on a Galleon"; frontispiece from 'Book of Pirates,' by Howard Pyle, 1921
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In Praise of Piracy

The Granger Collection

"An Attack on a Galleon"; frontispiece from 'Book of Pirates,' by Howard Pyle, 1921

From 1719 to 1722, Captain Bartholomew Roberts (also known as Black Bart) attacked and captured hundreds of ships off the coasts of Africa...

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