• Early pirates were prominent around the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas in the 14th centuries. Ancient Roman Trireme used by pirates.
• The Vikings were arguably modern Europe’s first pirates.• What can be said about the locations the Vikings attacked?
• We could spend slides on slides on slides on slides on slides talking about the different pirates of ancient times...but we have other places to see and people to meet!• I’m also tired of talking, so I’ll just let YouTube take over for a bit:• Rules, rules, rules
(Some of) Bartholomew Robert’s Rules of ConductARTICLE I - Every man shall have an equal vote in affairs ofmoment. He shall have an equal title to the fresh provisions orstrong liquors at any time seized, and shall use them at pleasureunless a scarcity may make it necessary for the common goodthat a retrenchment may be voted.ARTICLE IV - The lights and candles should be put out at eightat night, and if any of the crew desire to drink after that hour theyshall sit upon the open deck without lights.ARTICLE VII - He that shall desert the ship or his quarters intime of battle shall be punished by death or marooning.
• The Quartermaster was responsible for food rations, discipline, and splitting the plunder.• The Captain had total authority during battle, but less authority outside of battle.
In 1718 in Nassau, Anne Bonne falls in love with “Calico” Jack RackhamThe two soon capture Mark Reed…who turns out to beMary Reed.
The Spanish Main(1494) aka. The Realm of Pirates
It’s a messy map,but what does itsuggest aboutpossible reasonsfor becoming apirate?
Again, it’s a messy map (it depicts Caribbean trade routes)but what, if anything, does it suggest about reasons forbecoming a pirate?
The Golden Age of Piracy (1700-1730) • Many Former privateers opted for a life of piracy as opposed to settled life. • There was a variety of reasons for the abundance of pirates, from a desire for adventure to the availability of gold.Sir Francis Drake, one of the most famousprivateers.
The Governor of theBahamas Woodes Rogerswas largely responsiblefor driving the piratesout of the Caribbean forgood.
• What was the significance of pirates? How do they fit in to the greater picture of colonial life?• Why were the pirates successful? Why weren’t they successful?• Research a particular pirate, group of pirates, or even a pirate hunter from any particular era or region. How does this relate to the concepts and idea you just heard about?
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