Burning & Looting: Top 10 Actual Pirates Of The Caribbean

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1. Edward “Blackbeard” Teach

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Contrary to his reputation, this seaman, who chose the Bahamian island of New Providence as his base of operations for plundering the ships off the southeast US coast, was a big bluffer. Blackbeard seldom used violence and instead relied on his image and reputation to strike into his victims of waterway robbery.