Piracy

Port Royal

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/piracy/port-royal
Located in Southeastern Jamaica, Port Royal is seeped in Piracy and Privateer culture and history. Originally claimed by Spain during Columbus' 1494 Expedition, strangely …

Amaro Machado

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Machado was at one time as “infamous” as Henry Morgan or Blackbeard were. From Spain, he was born in 1678. Growing up “middle class” (but having 7 …

John Fenn

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Earning his “Flag” under Captain Bartholomew Roberts, Fenn was born in England (date Unknown). His fierce attitude in combat earned him his first command (21- …

Olivier Levasseur

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Born in France in 1688, he was nicknamed “La Buse” (“The Buzzard”). His fame in his “speed attacks” on his enemies were renown. Levass …

John King

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/piracy/john-king
Possibly the youngest Pirate in History, King was born in 1706 in England, his Family had sent him to live with a Relative (as an Apprentice) – in Jamaica. His ship …

Peter Love

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/piracy/peter-love
Born in Sussex, England – Peter Love was a Pirate who operated off Scottish waters in the early 17th Century. His ship The “Priam”, attacked mostly smal …

Adam Baldridge

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/piracy/adam-baldridge
Born in England (unknown date), Baldridge was an early “Founder” of the Island of Madagascar, Africa. Involved in a fight (which led to murder) – in Jam …

Nathaniel North

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/piracy/nathaniel-north
Born in Bermuda, (Caribbean), of an English Settler family, North quickly took to a “sea life” to escape hie boring life. Taken aboard an English Privateer (1 …

''Walking The Plank''

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Iconic in Pirate “lore”, this Pirate punishment and execution was used as early as 1769. Candidates for walking the plank would earn this punishment for Mutin …

The Pirate Code

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Pirates had a “Code of Ethics”. As strange as this sounds, these codified rules and regulations were actually a good practice for a Pirate (or Privateer) Crew …