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The Jolly Roger  The Jolly Roger  Flies! Flies! A brief history of  A brief history of 
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What do you know about  What do you know about  pirates? pirates? Did pirates have parrots? Sure. Monkeys were popular, too! Did pirates have peg legs and hooks? Yes, many lost limbs, but few had hooks. Did pirates “grapple” and swing from boat to boat? Not really, usually ships would launch the long boats. But it happened. They usually didn’t swing from boat to boat; it doesn’t work. They didn’t slide down sails with knives. B a r t h o l m e w R b s
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Pirates are evil thieves, murderers, liars, kidnappers, rapists, terrorists, and torture experts. There is no such thing as a “good pirate.” Please  Please  remember… remember…
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Did pirate ships get close together and fire cannons from just feet away? It’s in all the cool pirate movies? Maybe once, but that would be a really dumb maneuver. Were there any crazy pirates like the weird, little dude with grenades? Some may have been little, many were crazy, but they did have grenades!
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Did pirates make people walk the plank? No, there’s only one recorded instance of this, and historians are skeptical about it. A pirate’s favorite sword: Cutlass: short but practical (keeps out of ropes) Daggers were handy, broadswords popular Rapiers: good for duels Boarding axes and pikes popular as well
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Did they shoot silverware out cannons? Silverware, probably not. Nails, chains, other bits of shrapnel, sure. Did they use a lot of guns? Yes, but guns were very unreliable. They became wet easily and wouldn’t work. Most pirates carried several pistols. There were marksmen as well.
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It’s all about the  booty… Practical and common plunder: Food and water supplies Cloth for sails and markets Spare parts and pieces for the ship (masts, ropes, lumber, etc.) Slaves (to be sold or used) The treasure: Reales or Pesos: Silver Spanish coins The “eight reales” coin became known as “pieces of eight” Escudos: Gold Spanish coins The “eight escudo” coin became known as “doubloon” Ingot: Gold or silver cast into a bar Treasure recovered by Barry Clifford from “Black Sam” Bellamy’s Whydah
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Types of Pirates: Types of Pirates: Pirate or Privateer? Privateer: Has a legal commission from a government to attack and seize cargo from enemy vessels or villages Pirate: Illegal criminals who attacked and plundered any vessel or costal village Buccaneer: Boucaner : French term for process of curing strips of meat over a barbeque Buccaneers were thugs, outlaws, and hunters of wild oxen and pig on Hispaniola Eventually left island after food shortages and being pushed out by authorities: took to the seas Term for pirates in Caribbean region Corsair: Pirates in the Mediterranean and European areas
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The pirate’s life for me! Pirates became pirates for many reasons:
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course EL ED 365 taught by Professor Brothermercier during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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