“Nugget of Knowledge” #3 – The “Golden” Age

“Nugget of Knowledge” #3 – The “Golden” Age

“The Golden Age of Piracy” is a period of piracy that lasted from roughly 1680 through 1730 and was centered in the Caribbean. In the previous entry, we talked of the island of Dry Tortuga being the early pirate center of the era. By 1680, Dry Tortuga began to wane as a focal point for piracy. At the beginning of the 1700’s…