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An article about the short period between 1680 and 1730, when pirates were most influential in history of piracy.
Article that covers duties aboard and describes chain of command used on most pirate ships.
Edward Teach was born around the year 1680 in Bristol, England. Although not much is known about the early life of Edward Teach, that part of his life played an important role in shaping him into Blackbeard, the most feared pirate on the Caribbean seas.
The most famous pirates are known by their descriptive names. Many pirate nicknames often incorporated a physical trait or characteristic of their personality. Find out why pirates adopted nicknames and read about some interesting origins of fictional pirate names!