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Tango0118 Jan 2024 5:22 p.m. PST

"…For thousands of years, pirates have terrorized the ocean voyager and the coastal inhabitant, plundered ship and shore, and wrought havoc on the lives and livelihoods of rich and poor alike.Around these desperate men has grown a body of myths and legends—fascinating tales that today strongly influence our notions of pirates and piracy. Most of these myths derive from the pirates of the "Golden Age," from roughly 1655 to 1725. This was the age of the Spanish Main, of Henry Morgan and Blackbeard, of Bartholomew Sharp and Bartholomew Roberts…"

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Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2024 3:36 p.m. PST

Looks interesting.

Tango0120 Jan 2024 3:40 p.m. PST

Happy for that…


35thOVI Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2024 5:17 p.m. PST

And we have them still, in Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere.

Tango0122 Jan 2024 3:46 p.m. PST

Pirates never die…


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