17th-Century Piracy Piracy Forum Age of Sail


This site examines piracy in the 17th century, a period often overshadowed by eras richer in notorious characters and legendary exploits. Those unfamiliar with the times may not realize that many things commonly associated with pirates didn't exist during this period. These "Conspicuously Missing" items are noted on pages with holes like this:

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Although this site is not a scholarly study, I've tried to gather my information from reliable popular sources. In the interest of making this site as accurate as possible, please contact me at if you find errors or omissions. I'm always open to corrections. The site deals only with piracy in the Western world with a particular slant on England, although I hope to broaden and deepen the content on an ongoing basis.

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