Known as “The Gentleman Pirate,”
Bonnet became a pirate because he so intensely
disliked being married.
Known as The Rhode Island Pirate, Tew was said to be one of the most gallant of pirates.
Tew was one of the founders of the
mysterious pirate colony of Libertatia.
Jean Thomas Dulaien
His crew agreed to a Shared set of Articles for governing on-ship behavior. A PIrate Code, if you will.
His career ended when he plundered the Sans Quartier sailing ship, shouting "Goodbye! Farewell, scoundrels! I go to France and I am no longer a pirate!"
He was later arrested and jailed, in France.
Falconer was a poet, not a pirate.
This flag is a flag he describes in his poem "The Shipwreck."
Falconer was a midshipman on the Royal George for a short period of time and purser of the frigate Glory.
Proving that you didn't need to be big to have your own flag, Phillips had a crew of 11 men. His Articles were recorded in Charles Johnson's "A General History of the Pyrates."
Quelch was the first person to be tried for piracy outside England under Admiralty Law and thus without a jury.