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Period 1690-1730: Golden Age of Piracy
With the end of Queen Anne's War, the Caribbean, Indian Ocean, and the West Coast of Africa witnessed one of the greatest outbreaks of seafaring piracy the world has ever seen. This era has been dubbed the Golden Age of Piracy, and began in 1690 and ended (roughly) around 1730. Due to the peace spreading across Europe, many Privateers found themselves unemployed. With the lack of a strong central colonial government, and a great number of valuables being shipped across the Atlantic, the American coast became the ideal area for pirates to lurk. (Source: Wikipedia)
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Period 1730-1900: Decline of Piracy
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Edward Lowe (1690-1724?)437 viewsJan 03, 2007
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