Is A Pirate’s Life For You?
There is something about the lives of pirates and pirate’s booty that excite us even today. A pirate’s daring, sense of adventure, and cunning are just some of the reasons why we are still fascinated with pirates and the treasures they stole. We can imagine the dread sea captains must have felt as Edward Teach, also known as Blackbeard, with his hair aflame approached their ship. Blackbeard, though feared, was not the greatest pirate. Bartholomew Roberts, a Welshman known as “Black Bart,” trumped all of Blackbeard’s accomplishments. Historians estimate that Black Bart captured over 400 vessels. Black Bart even had his own fleet of pirate ships. “Me thinks that’s quite impressive, landlubber! Arrr!”