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Stede Bonnet was a former major and wealthy man who suddenly turned to piracy. He became famous despite the fact that he was inexperienced and incompetent pirate.
Paulsgrave Williams became a pirate at a very old age. Many people think that he was just looking for some excitement.
“Specially wicked and ill-disposed pirate”.
Sayyida al Hurra as one of the most important female figures of the Islamic West was a queen of Tétouan (1515-1542) and also pirate queen of the western Mediterranean.