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The image of pirates has been heavily adorned by books and films. Take the quiz and see what real pirates were like.
The oldest clear definition of piracy was given by the Greek historian Plutarch, around this time.
These establishments sometimes allowed pirates to represent them at times of war.
This is the name of the pirate flag. The origins of the name are not clear, but the skull and crossbones motif first appeared around 1700.
Pirates did not actually have parrots as pets, it is a myth.
It was a popular belief among pirates that a woman aboard the ship brings bad luck. That is why before becoming a pirate, this woman had to disguise herself as a man.
Norma Rae Webster
Pirates who operated in the Caribbean were called this. They were authorized by their governments to attack shipping lines of Christian countries.
These pirates preyed upon cattle and pigs in the areas of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Their name comes from the French word for outdoor roast or barbecue.
This is straight out of the Pirate Code of Conduct. A pirate found stealing from another member of crew will be punished in this manner.
He shall be expelled from the ship
He shall be left on a deserted island
He shall be marooned or shot
He shall be given to rival pirates
Pirates were squanderers and didn't have much money to bury. So the idea of a buried treasure is a romantic one, initiated by "Treasure Island". However, this pirate was known for burying his money.
When pirates were caught, they were brought to trial and sentenced to death by hanging. The hanging was referred to as this.
Hopping on the rope
The heavenly call
Dancing the hempen jig
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