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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942'': While most of the run takes place in the "modern day" in "The Rage of Redbeard" Diana, ComicBook/SteveTrevor and the Holliday Girls get sent back to the 1700s to fight pirates in [[{{Costumer}} era appropriate dress]].


* TheRemnant: Henry Morgan's excuse for being caught raiding Spanish settlements after a treaty was signed between Spain and England was that nobody told him about it. Given the state of long-distance communications in the 17th Century, it wasn't such a farfetched claim, so the English believed him. More than likely, however, Henry Morgan just felt like going a-pirating and had a pretty good excuse up his sleeve just in case he got caught.
** Similar applies to Blackbeard: he used to be a privateer during Queen Anne's War and when it ended he was left without a job, so he turned to piracy, and even named his ship ''Queen Anne's Revenge'' as a TakeThat. Even so, just like in Morgan's case, it could have just been an attempt to justify his piracy by presenting it as "revenge".



* StillFightingTheCivilWar: Henry Morgan's excuse for being caught raiding Spanish settlements after a treaty was signed between Spain and England was that nobody told him about it. Given the state of long-distance communications in the 17th Century, it wasn't such a farfetched claim, so the English believed him. More than likely, however, Henry Morgan just felt like going a-pirating and had a pretty good excuse up his sleeve just in case he got caught.
** Similar applies to Blackbeard: he used to be a privateer during Queen Anne's War and when it ended he was left without a job, so he turned to piracy, and even named his ship ''Queen Anne's Revenge'' as a TakeThat. Even so, just like in Morgan's case, it could have just been an attempt to justify his piracy by presenting it as "revenge".


* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendsOfTreasureIsland'': a British FunnyAnimal animated series.


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendsOfTreasureIsland'': a British FunnyAnimal animated series.


* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' bases it's setting on this time period, being a departure from the MedievalEuropeanFantasy setting most of the rest of the series has.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' bases and it's setting sequel ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass'' base their settings on this time period, being a departure departures from the MedievalEuropeanFantasy setting most of the rest of the series has.


* ''VideoGame/SeaOfThieves'' A game from Creator/{{Rare}} that has players set off on seafaring adventures and captures the many tropes about Piracy. From boarding trade ships, digging buried treasures, having huge sea battles... to winding up barfing drunk at a [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking local pub]].

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* ''VideoGame/SeaOfThieves'' A ''VideoGame/SeaOfThieves'', a game from Creator/{{Rare}} that has players set off on seafaring adventures and captures the many tropes about Piracy. From boarding trade ships, digging buried treasures, having huge sea battles... to winding up barfing drunk at a [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking local pub]].
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' bases it's setting on this time period, being a departure from the MedievalEuropeanFantasy setting most of the rest of the series has.


** The ''Queen Anne's Revenge'', Blackbeard's flagship. In a time when most pirates were limited to fast lightweight ships, Blackbeard's re-purposed 40-gun French heavy frigate gave him quite an edge.

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** The ''Queen Anne's Revenge'', Blackbeard's flagship. In a time when most pirates were limited to fast lightweight ships, Blackbeard's re-purposed French 40-gun French heavy frigate gave him quite an edge.


* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Black is the color most commonly associated with piracy in popular culture, and it is largely TruthInTelevision. Traditionally the color black was associated with "stateless" persons, like mercenaries or outlaws. And while there was no standard "pirate flag," banners adhered to a loose convention of being black with some kind of gruesome design (a skull, drops of blood, etc.) for intimidation purposes. What's not as well-remembered, however, was that the black flag was not the only one pirates used. There was also the red flag. If you were about to be attacked by a pirate ship, you prayed for the black flag. Black meant they would "give quarter," meaning they would accept terms of surrender or leave some of you alive. Red flag? No quarter. No prisoners. [[KillEmAll Kill or be killed]].
* CoolShip: The ''Ganj-i-Sawai'', Mughal treasure galleon captured by Henry Every, the largest single haul ever netted by a pirate.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Black is the color most commonly associated with piracy in popular culture, and it is largely TruthInTelevision. Traditionally the color black was associated with "stateless" persons, like mercenaries or outlaws. And while there was no standard "pirate flag," banners most pirates adhered to a loose convention of being flying black banners with some kind of gruesome design (a skull, drops of blood, etc.) for intimidation purposes. What's not as well-remembered, however, was that the black flag was not the only one pirates used. There was also the red flag. If you were about to be attacked by a pirate ship, you prayed for the black flag. Black meant they would "give quarter," meaning they would accept terms of surrender or leave some of you alive. Red flag? No quarter. No prisoners. [[KillEmAll Kill or be killed]].
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The ''Ganj-i-Sawai'', Mughal treasure galleon captured by Henry Every, the largest single haul ever netted by a pirate.pirate.
** The ''Queen Anne's Revenge'', Blackbeard's flagship. In a time when most pirates were limited to fast lightweight ships, Blackbeard's re-purposed 40-gun French heavy frigate gave him quite an edge.



** The Spanish town of Trinidad also counts, since it was a notorious haven for smugglers.

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** The Spanish town of Trinidad also counts, since it was Trinidad, a notorious haven for smugglers.

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The Golden Age of Piracy was a period of European history spanning roughly seventy years, between 1650 and 1730. Historians differ on exact dates, but this is a pretty good estimate of the time frame. This was by no means the first or the last outbreak of lawlessness upon the sea; wherever there are things of value going somewhere, there are thieves looking to steal it before it gets there, and there have been pirates almost as long as human beings have been transporting things over water. But the Golden Age is by far the most romanticized time in the history of piracy. When we think of swashbuckling adventure upon the high seas, we’re thinking of this time period. It was a time of colorful characters and high adventure. It was the time of UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}}, of UsefulNotes/AnneBonny, and of Captain Kidd… and many, many others.

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The Golden Age of Piracy was a period of European history spanning roughly seventy years, between 1650 and 1730.1720. Historians differ on exact dates, but this is a pretty good estimate of the time frame. This was by no means the first or the last outbreak of lawlessness upon the sea; wherever there are things of value going somewhere, there are thieves looking to steal it before it gets there, and there have been pirates almost as long as human beings have been transporting things over water. But the Golden Age is by far the most romanticized time in the history of piracy. When we think of swashbuckling adventure upon the high seas, we’re thinking of this time period. It was a time of colorful characters and high adventure. It was the time of UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}}, of UsefulNotes/AnneBonny, and of Captain Kidd… and many, many others.


The Golden Age of Piracy was a period of European history spanning roughly seventy years, between 1650 and 1720. Historians differ on exact dates, but this is a pretty good estimate of the time frame. This was by no means the first or the last outbreak of lawlessness upon the sea; wherever there are things of value going somewhere, there are thieves looking to steal it before it gets there, and there have been pirates almost as long as human beings have been transporting things over water. But the Golden Age is by far the most romanticized time in the history of piracy. When we think of swashbuckling adventure upon the high seas, we’re thinking of this time period. It was a time of colorful characters and high adventure. It was the time of UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}}, of UsefulNotes/AnneBonny, and of Captain Kidd… and many, many others.

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The Golden Age of Piracy was a period of European history spanning roughly seventy years, between 1650 and 1720.1730. Historians differ on exact dates, but this is a pretty good estimate of the time frame. This was by no means the first or the last outbreak of lawlessness upon the sea; wherever there are things of value going somewhere, there are thieves looking to steal it before it gets there, and there have been pirates almost as long as human beings have been transporting things over water. But the Golden Age is by far the most romanticized time in the history of piracy. When we think of swashbuckling adventure upon the high seas, we’re thinking of this time period. It was a time of colorful characters and high adventure. It was the time of UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}}, of UsefulNotes/AnneBonny, and of Captain Kidd… and many, many others.


* The Rafael Sabatini novel ''[[Literature/CaptainBloodHisOdyssey CaptainBlood]]'' and the [[Film/CaptainBlood film adaptation]] starring Errol Flynn.

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* The Rafael Sabatini novel ''[[Literature/CaptainBloodHisOdyssey CaptainBlood]]'' ''Literature/CaptainBloodHisOdyssey'' and the [[Film/CaptainBlood film adaptation]] starring Errol Flynn.


* HeterosexualLifePartners: as well as AmbiguouslyGay. The early Buccaneers were exclusively male, and lived closely together in communities, often sleeping in pairs in the same bed. Hmm…


* ''Videogame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'' takes place in 1715, with protagonist Edward Kenway as a pirate. Blackbeard, as well as other renowned pirates are characters in the game.

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* ''Videogame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'' takes place in 1715, with protagonist Edward Kenway as a pirate. Friends and allies include Blackbeard, as well as other renowned pirates are characters in Benjamin Hornigold, Charles Vane, and so on; and Nassau is a major location, Edward being a founding member of the game.Pirate Republic.


* ''ComicBook/BarbeRouge'': A comic strip series about Red Beard, the legendary pirate, set in the 17th century.

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* ''ComicBook/BarbeRouge'': A comic strip series about Red Beard, the a legendary (fictional) pirate, set in the 17th century.century. The pirates from ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' are actually a parody of this and are now [[WeirdAlEffect much better known than the original]].


* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In the 1680s, a treaty and a regime change brought an end to the long low-level war at sea between Spain and England, a war that had been going on so long that Privateering had become something of a tradition for English sailors. The treaty effectively ended that tradition. But instead of taking the blanket pardon the English offered and going straight, many Privateers elected to [[ThenLetMeBeEvil just go full-on pirate]], kicking off the "Pirate Round" period, where they followed shipping lanes and took whatever ships and cargo they could, regardless of nationality. If they weren't going to be allowed to make trouble for Spain, then they would make trouble for ''everyone.''



* VitriolicBestBuds: English and French pirates during the Buccaneering period found out that working together to pick the Spanish Main clean was much more profitable than maintaining the age-old English-French feud. It helped that UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfStuart, hailing from Catholic Scotland, was more friendly toward Catholic France than previous, Protestant English monarchs. The Glorious Revolution of 1688, where James II was replaced by his Protestant daughter Mary II and her Dutch Husband William III, was one of the many factors that brought an end to that cooperation and [[NiceJobBreakingItHero forced pirates to branch out]].

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* VitriolicBestBuds: English and French pirates during the Buccaneering period found out that working together to pick the Spanish Main clean was much more profitable than maintaining the age-old English-French feud. It helped that UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfStuart, hailing from Catholic Scotland, was more friendly toward Catholic France than previous, Protestant English monarchs. The Glorious Revolution of 1688, where James II was replaced by his Protestant daughter Mary II and her Dutch Husband William III, was one of the many factors that brought an end to that cooperation and [[NiceJobBreakingItHero forced pirates to branch out]].out.



* [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters Your Pirates Are Our Privateers]]: It mostly depended on what side you were on.

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* [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters Your Pirates Are Our Privateers]]: It mostly depended on what side you were on.

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