Depending on what side of the conflict s/he represents the pirate is an outlaw to some governments and a hero to others. SIr Francis Drake, the darling of the Elizabethan navy, was regarded as a great patriot  by the English and as a villain by the Spanish.


Beej's Pirate Image Archive

Brethren of the Coast

The Buccaneer (from Microsoft Encarta)

The Carolina Navy

The Canadian Privateering Homepage

Grace O'Malley Page

Isle of Tortuga

The Jolly Roger

Pirates of the Spanish Main Piratical Fiction List

William Kidd; William Kidd Biography (from Microsoft Encarta)

Jean Lafitte (from Microsoft Encarta)

Legends: Privates and Privateers

Modern Day Piracy

The Pirate's Library

Pirates of the Bahamas (Nassau Ministry of Tourism)

Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Spanish Main

Pirates: Fact and Legend

Pirates, Privateers, Buccaneers

The Port Royal Project (Texas A & M University)

Spanish Galleon Treasure Fleets

Thomas Tew, Pirate of Rhode Island

Lagniappe: Shanties and Sailor Songs


Films that include lawyers or legal complications include Hook (), in which Robin Williams is a grown-up Peter Pan and practicing attorney who looks for his "inner child," Kidnapped in Paradise (1999), and in which a female attorney convinces a former smuggler to help her rescue her sister who has been kidnapped by pirates.

Female pirates abound in such films as Against All Flags (1952).




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