Pirates. Pirates. One of the most successful pirates of all time was Welshman Bartholomew Roberts. He captured around 400 ships in his lifetime. Pirates.
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While it was perfectly fine to use an enemy’s skull as a goblet, it was considered rude to use their entire vivisected head as a puppet. Especially if you mocked them by making their own head talk in a high-pitched voice.
Pirates often didn’t get enough vitamin C while on long voyages which resulted in them getting a disease called “crickets” that caused them to go blind in one eye. This is why pirates often are depicted wearing eye-patches.
Good maps and sea charts were very rare and highly valued by pirates. When Bartholemew Sharp captured a Spanish ship in 1681, the crew tried to throw their maps overboard. Sharp stopped them just in time.
Legend has it the crew cried when they saw him take the maps.
Gilbert and Sullivan were the two most dangerous pirates to ever live. Born conjoined twins, they were finally blown apart during a vicious sea battle with a British Major General, when an errant cannonball struck their shared hip.
While together, they were considered to be the Kind of Pirates.
Apart, they were forced to retire to a life in the theater, reenacting their final battle in Penzance for pennies a day.
Blackbeard’s peg leg was a medical necessity. He lost his leg to diabetes, but all the other pirates got wooden legs as a fashion choice. Some of the peg legs used by pirates were actually quite gaudy and covered in jewels.