The real pirates of the Caribbean and the golden age of piracy
The famous pirates that operated from 1690 to 1730
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The success of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movie series and Johnny Depp's turn as the eccentric swashbuckler "Captain" Jack Sparrow has captured the public's imagination. But who were the real pirates of the Caribbean and others like them who plundered and looted their way across the high seas?
Browse the gallery for skulls, crossbones, and a chance to unearth your very own pot of treasure.
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