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At a time of increased militarization in the Indian Ocean – with European, Russian, Chinese, Indian, and American navies patrolling sea lanes and carrying out attacks on suspected pirate ships – the Somali gangs have struck back, killing American captives. How much do you know about the history of robbery at sea?

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1. To which pirate is the famous Jolly Roger flag attributed?

Despite his short pirate career in the early 1700s, the English captain Rackham is famous both for his Jolly Roger flag and for having two female crew members, Anne Bonny and Mary Read. And, of course, his sartorial choices.

Despite his short pirate career in the early 1700s, the English captain Rackham is famous both for his Jolly Roger flag and for having two female crew members, Anne Bonny and Mary Read. And, of course, his sartorial choices.

Despite his short pirate career in the early 1700s, the English captain Rackham is famous both for his Jolly Roger flag and for having two female crew members, Anne Bonny and Mary Read. And, of course, his sartorial choices.

Despite his short pirate career in the early 1700s, the English captain Rackham is famous both for his Jolly Roger flag and for having two female crew members, Anne Bonny and Mary Read. And, of course, his sartorial choices.

Calico Jack Rackham

 

Bartholomew Roberts, a.k.a. "Black Bart"

 

William "Captain" Kidd

 

Henry Morgan

 
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