Henry Every is shown selling his loot in this engraving by Howard Pyle. Every's capture of the Grand Mughal ship Ganj-i-Sawai in 1695 stands as one of the most profitable pirate raids ever perpetrated.
10 Facts You Didn't Know About Blackbeard the Pirate
Bartholomew "Black Bart" Roberts was a Welsh pirate who raided ships off the Americas and West Africa between 1719 and He was the most successful pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy, as measured by vessels captured, taking over 470 prizes in his career.
A Libertarian Paradise in the Golden Age of Piracy | Libertarianism.org - By the 1720s, the Americas’ radicals existed adrift at sea; stateless people who turned their very existence into an act of rebellion.