March 2019

In the centuries following the ‘Golden Age of Piracy’, the reputation of infamous pirates such as Blackbeard and Calico Jack have undergone a significant transformation.

Piracy prospered between 1650 and 1720 in a period known as ‘The Golden Age of Piracy’. As colonial overseas trade grew so did the quantities of valuable cargoes being shipped and with that temptations into piracy increased.