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The facts about naval soldiers who can be described as pirates only in a style of their actions.
General text about pirates. Description who they indeed were, and why are they so notorious and exciting.
The term Corsair describes both the Muslim naval raiders who sacked western Mediterranean shores between 16th and early 19th century, but modern public associate it with privateers of 17th and early 18th century who went rogue and attacked everyone in their sights. Learn more about the history of corsairs here.
Brief history of the 17th century pirates and their conflicts with Spain in the New World.