Visual Timeline: Golden Age of Piracy

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1690 CE - 1730 CE: The Golden Age of Piracy.
1694 CE: Henry Every leads a mutiny and takes over the Charles II which he renames the Fancy.
1695 CE: In London, Captain Kidd gathers a consortium of anonymous backers to fund a privateering expedition in the Indian Ocean.
1695 CE: The English pirate Henry Every captures a treasure ship of the Mughal emperor, one of the richest prizes ever taken by a pirate in any era.
1697 CE - 1698 CE: Captain Kidd commits several acts of piracy in the Indian Ocean.
1697 CE: Captain Kidd kills one of his gunners, William Moore.
1698 CE: Captain Kidd attacks and captures the merchant ship Quedah Merchant off the coast of India near Cochin.
1701 CE: The British government permits colonies to try and hang pirates themselves rather than ship them to England.
1701 CE: The pirate Captain Kidd is hanged at Wapping Old Stairs, London and his body is left to rot in public veiw by the River Thames.
1713 CE - 1718 CE: The British pirate Benjamin Hornigold is active in the Caribbean and North American coast.
1716 CE - 1720 CE: The English pirate Charles Vane is active in the Caribbean and east coast of America.
1717 CE - 1718 CE: The pirates Edward Teach (aka Blackbeard) and Benjamin Hornigold sail in consort.
1717 CE: Woodes Rogers is appointed the Governor of the Bahamas for the first time.
1717 CE - 1720 CE: The pirate Edward England is active in the Caribbean, Eastern Atlantic, and Indian Ocean.
1717 CE - 1718 CE: The Barbadian pirate Stede Bonnet is active in the Caribbean and off the east coast of North America.
1717 CE: The British pirate Samuel Bellamy dies when his ship Whydah is shipwrecked off Cape Cod.
1718 CE: The two pirate crews of Blackbeard and Charles Vane enjoy a week-long party on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina.
1718 CE: The pirate crew of Charles Vane votes to depose him. They select John Rackham ('Calico Jack') as their new captain.
1718 CE: The Barbadian pirate Stede Bonnet is hanged in Charleston, South Carolina.
1719 CE: Anne Bonny and John Rackham steal a ship in the Bahamas and embark on a life of piracy in the Caribbean.
1720 CE - 1722 CE: The Welsh pirate Bartholomew Roberts ('Black Bart' Roberts) is active on both sides of the Atlantic.
1720 CE: The pirates 'Calico Jack' (John Rackham), Anne Bonny, and Mary Read are apprehended in the Caribbean by the Jamaican authorities.
1720 CE: Anne Bonny and Mary Read are tried for piracy in Jamaica and found guilty. Thier sentence of death by hanging is postpoend as both are pregnant.
1721 CE - 1724 CE: The English pirate Edward Low is active in the Caribbean and eastern Atlantic.
1721 CE: John Taylor and Olivier La Bouche capture the Portuguese treasure ship Nostra Senhora de Cabo at RĂ©union Island.
1721 CE: The English pirate Charles Vane is hanged in Jamaica.
1722 CE: The pirates Edward Low and George Lowther operate in tandem in the Caribbean.
1722 CE: At Cape Coast Castle, Guinea in West Africa, 52 of Bartholomew Roberts’ crew are hanged.
1722 CE: The Welsh pirate Bartholomew Roberts captures 11 ships of the West African coast.
1722 CE: The Welsh pirate Bartholomew Roberts ('Black Bart' Roberts) is killed in action against the Royal Naval vessel HMS Swallow.
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