Lecture 10 - HI127 Tuesday Lecture 10 Golden Age Survey and Charles Vane What caused the growth in piracy during the Golden Age o Timeline When and

Lecture 10 - HI127 Tuesday Lecture 10 Golden Age...

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HI127: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Lecture 10 Golden Age Survey and Charles Vane: What caused the growth in piracy during the Golden Age? o Timeline When and why did the age come to an end? ……… Numbers: 1716-1726 Golden age=1690’s-1730’s 4300-5900 total pirates were active during this time (including crew members) Targets: merchant ships (nationality of the merchant ship did not matter, everyone was attacked) Enemy: British Royal Navy Atlantic Slave Trade: The slave trade had grown tremendously with more active nations, such as the French, Dutch and the British, as well as the original Spanish and Portuguese Indian/Asian Trade: Trade routes and relations between India and Asian began to grow as well across the world Indian Ocean was the most important trade network 1690-1700: Buccaneers decline, pirates rise o Henry Every/Thomas Tew were the most famous pirates during this time they made their way across the Atlantic and created a base at Madagascar and attacked nearby ships from the island in the Indian Ocean 1700: Act for the More Effectual Suppression of Piracy (British law) 1701-1713: War of the Spanish Succession: Spanish King died without an heir and the French King now seated the Spanish throne. Rest of Europe rallied against them in a war because they don’t like nations with too much power and dynasty’s o Privateering piracy declined during this time, as governments enlisted ‘pirates’ as

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