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					Pirates
   The History of Pirates
• Pirates have been around
  for a long time

• In ancient times, the
  Phoenicians used piracy

• 9th-11th centuries Vikings
  pillaged European coasts
  and waters

• Muslim rovers terrorized
  the Mediterranean
The History of Pirates
           • During the 16th and 17th
             centuries, England, France
             and the Netherlands used
             privately owned ships called
             privateers to harass the
             Spaniards without funding a
             navy

           • Privateers and piracy lines
             were blurred

           • The Golden Age of Piracy
             was in the late 17th and
             early 18th centuries
A Pirates Life
       Pirates worked with their own code
       of conduct. They elected their own
       captains based on leadership and
       naval skills. Loot was distributed
       and if caught stealing the guilty
       were marooned. Pirates more often
       spent their treasure rather than
       bury it.

                     Port Royal, Jamaica
                     became a sort of pirate
                     headquarters. A place
                     with wealth and
                     debauchery, Port Royal
                     is known as the
                     “wickedest city on
                     earth”
The Jolly Roger
       “Designed to strike fear into
         possible victims, the pirate flag
         or Jolly Roger was customized
         to represent a pirate captain’s
         character and deeds. When
         approaching a ship the pirate
         captain would offer a signal of
         quarter by raising his flag that
         also included a warning of
         what might occur to the
         impeding crew if they did not
         comply. If a crew did not
         surrender quickly and quietly,
         the pirates would raise a red
         flag which their offer of good
         quarter had been withdrawn”
         (Fedorowicz, 2005).
The Glamorous Pirate Life
A pirates ship was everything but
glamorous. It was infested with bugs
and rats, uncomfortable and smelly.
Food and water were limited and
disease and boredom were other not so
exciting aspects on the pirate ship.




                               Not all men chose the pirate life. A
                               lot of men were kidnapped and
                               forced to work on the ship
        Popular Pirates
• Edward “Blackbeard” Teach

• Bartholomew “Black Bart”
  Roberts

• Captain “Calico” Jack
  Rackham

• Stede Bonnet

• Emanuel Wynne

• Walter Kennedy
Blackbeard
Was around for two years.
Sailed the Atlantic and
Caribbean Sea from 1716
through 1718

Ambushed ships with
passengers and cargo in the
early morning and dusk when
it was hard to see

Blackbeard and his crew would
determine a ships nationality
before attack. They would then    If the ship didn’t surrender, Blackbeard’s crew
raise that flag to appear         attacked the sailor at the wheel, then jumped
friendly and at the last moment   aboard and took passengers and the crew
raise Blackbeard’s flag           hostage as they looked for “treasure”
                              Blackbeard wanted a
                              passengers ring once and the
                              passenger wouldn’t give it up
                              so he cut off his finger!




A cargo ship was to set sail out of Charleston, South Carolina.
Blackbeard took the ship hostage and threatened to kill all the
passengers unless the citizens of Charleston came up with a ransom.
The deadline for the ransom passed, the hostages were freaked out and
the pirates prepared them for hanging.
Blackbeard kept a home in North Carolina on the Outer Banks.
From the Outer Banks, Blackbeard preyed on ships traveling to the
coast. The townspeople tolerated him because he sold goods, i.e.
cloth and sugar, cheaper than imported English goods
In 1718 Blackbeard held a huge pirate gathering off of Ocracoke Island to
celebrate his return to the seas. The Governor of Virginia heard of this
and wanted to put an end to Blackbeard once and for all so he sent
Lieutenant Robert Maynard out with two small ships to trap the pirates.
Eventually, Maynard’s team and Blackbeard’s team met face-to-face.
The battle began. Then when Maynard and Blackbeard faced each
other, Blackbeard shot at Maynard and missed, but Maynard did not
miss his target. Blackbeard was still alive fighting when a navy seamen
came up behind him and slit his throat.




Blackbeard’s head was suspended from Maynard’s bow as a
warning to other pirates.
               References
• Fedorowicz, L. (2005). Bookmark.

• Kirkpatrick, J. (No Date). Blackbeard: Pirate
   Terror at Sea. Retrieved October 3, 2008
  from the World Wide Web:
      http://www.nationalgeographic.com
  /pirates/bbeard.html

• True Caribbean Pirates (No Date). History of
   Pirates. Retrieved October 3, 2008 from the
   World Wide Web:
      http://www.history.com/marquee.do
  ?content_type=Marquee_Generic&content_type
  _id=53944&display_order=1&marquee_id=53952
                 Image References
Slide 1:
Pirate Map Fabric. Mother Hen Collections. Retrieved October 3, 2008 from
    the World Wide Web:
   http://motherhencollections.com
    /sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/PirateMapFabric.gif

Slide 2:
Tiles. Studiolum. Retrieved October 3, 2008 from the World Wide Web:
   http://www.studiolum.com/wang/mallorca-monasterio-la-real-tiles-
    900.jpg

Slide 3:
Privateers. Blueacket: United States History and Graphics. Retrieved October
    3, 2008 from the World Wide Web:
    http://www.bluejacket.com/usn/insignia/av/vf/vfa132_privateers_1984-
    92_d_insig.jpg
                       Image References
Slide 4:
Pirate Marooned. The Pirate Shack. Retrieved October 3, 2008 from the World Wide Web:
   http://pirates.sakraft.com/uploaded_images/800px-Pyle_pirate_marooned-715250.jpg
Pirate Treasure. Retrieved October 3, 2008 from the World Wide Web:
    http://www.family-vacation-getaways-at-los-angeles-theme-parks.com/images/PiratesCaveTreasure.gif
Port Royal. Retrieved October 3, 2008 from the World Wide Web:
   http://www.photos300dpi.com/images/300%20ads/Port-Royal.gif

Slide 5:
Pirate Flags. UNC School of Education. Retrieved October 3, 2008 from the World Wide Web:
    http://ed.unc.edu/teach/twww_hs/projects_session1/christina_royster/pirate%20flag.gif
Red Pirate Flag. Redfin. Retrieved October 3, 2008 from the World Wide Web:
     http://sfbay.redfin.com/blog/files/2008/05/avery-red_flag.jpg

Slide 6:
Pirate Fight. Retrieved October 3, 2008 from the World Wide Web:
     http://www.isd12.org/BHE/Archives/Activities/Pirates/Bios/Vane/M1.jpg
Ship. Dreamstime. Retrieved October 3, 2008 from the World Wide Web:
     http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumb_27/11307047605w6MG5.jpg

Slide 7:
Pirate. Retrieved October 3, 2008 from the World Wide Web: http://home.flash.net/~dadis/pirate/Pirate.jpg

Slide 8:
Blackbeard’s Flag. Sun Realty. Retrieved October 3, 2008 from the World Wide Web:
     http://www.sunrealtync.com/744px-Pirate_Flag_of_Blackbeard.png
                           Image References
Slide 9:
Cargo Ship. The Pirates Hold. Retrieved October 3, 2008 from the World Wide Web:
   http://www.geocities.com/pirates_hold/images/ships/dutch_flute.jpg
Noose. Retrieved October 3, 2008 from the World Wide Web:
    http://liquidsoapdispenser.com/adam_message_board/DannyRuinedXmas_files/knot-hangmans-noose-black-backdrop-
      18mm-manila-1-ajhd.jpg
Rings. Parker and Bailey Jewelry. Retrieved October 3, 2008 from the World Wide Web:
      http://www.parkerandbailey.co.uk/NewImages%5CMensJewellery%5CmensRings%5CGR001%20-
      A%20pair%20of%2018%20carat%20gold%20wedding%20bands%20set%20with%20diamonds%20(also%20available%20as%
      20a%20gents%20ring)%20-%20£POA.jpg

Slide 10:
Beach. Retrieved October 3, 2008 from the World Wide Web: http://www.baltimoresun.com/media/photo/2008-05/3616726.jpg
Cloth. Aquae Sulis. Retrieved October 3, 2008 from the World Wide Web:
    http://www.aquaesuliswatercoolers.com/catalog/images/Cloths%20General%20Purpose%20microfibre.jpg
Outer Banks Map. Retrieved October 3, 2008 from the World Wide Web: http://www.outer-banks.com/chambmap.gif
Sugar. What’s Cooking America. Retrieved October 3, 2008 from the World Wide Web:
      http://whatscookingamerica.net/Cookie/CookiePhotos/PowderedSugar2.jpg

Slide 11:
17th century pirates celebrate with fiddling and dancing. We Make History. Retrieved October 6, 2008 from the World Wide Web:
      http://www.wemakehistory.com/2005BuccaneersBall/Images/PiratesCelebrating.jpg
Sloop. Sailing Ship Rigs. Retrieved October 6, 2008 from the World Wide Web:
      http://museum.gov.ns.ca/mma/AtoZ/rigpics/sloop.gif

Slide 12:
Blackbeard’s head. Rob Ossian’s Pirate Cove. Retrieved October 6, 2008 from the World Wide Web:
      http://www.thepirateking.com/images/bios_blackbeard_head.jpg
Jean Leon Gérome Ferris (1863-1930). The Duel between Blackbeard the pirate and lieutenant Maynard in Ocracoke Bay.
      Summer's of the Seven Seas. Retrieved October 6, 2008 from the World Wide Web: http://www.pirates-
      privateers.com/img/painting-blackbeard.jpg

				
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