Corsairs, piratas, countries and seas
The riches that sailed the seas were enormous. Spain was the envy of Europe. Some countries wanted a share and encouraged privateers. Why so much interest from some countries?
Corsairs: English, French, Dutch, boarding, their life, their death, …
Pirates: their parties, amusements, games, beaches, taverns and brothels.
Famous Pirates: Walter Raleigh a nobleman, privateer and explorer
Looking for riches wherever and at any price
France, corsairs and pirates: His great rivalry with Spain led to his support for corsairs and pirates
England, pirates, corsairs and kings: With the support and funding of the English Kings and the City
Dutch Corsairs, Beggars of the Sea: In his war against Spain with the support of England and France
Piracy has a lot of history:There have always been places with islands, where it is easier to hide
How they lived: They lived better than the other sailors, robbery and even crimes
To the merciless boarding: They frightened the other sailors and seized their ships and wealth
Their wild parties: Long wild diversions and big drunks
How they died: They chose a way of life, very risky and short
Famous curiosities: Pirates famous for their adventures, and ways of life
Your food and drinks: They ate more and better, yes, with a lot of alcohol.
Famous corsairs: Francis Drak:
He assaulted the Spanish colonies by surprise, but failed in large expeditions
John hawkins: He started the English smuggling, and the African slave trade
Walter Raleig: In search of him his obsessive search for El Dorado, he lost his son
Somalia, pirates today: A pirate paradise, 350 ships a year.
Piracy in the world
The riches that sailed the seas were enormous. Some countries engaged in piracy, encouraging privateers in the Sea: Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian …The pirates and corsairs, mainly Europeans, went to those seas, places of passage for ships with great wealth. The Caribbean Sea could go from being a pleasant place, to sailing under full sail from a possible pirate ship
Pirates in the Caribbean Sea
Piracy in the Caribbean Sea was of enormous importance due to the amount of wealth that passed through its sea.For a long time the objective in the life of the Pirates was the Caribbean: A sea close to the riches of America, where they did everything possible to take a part of them.
Pirates of the Caribbean Sea, a place with a multitude of islands to hide
those who were added fugitives and criminals felt the call of the Caribbean. Very dangerous people, they embarked to the Caribbean and became pirates.
Pirates in Search of the Treasures of the Caribbean
A sea with almost 1,000 islands located in a key place for the passage of ships during the colonization of America.A sea with a heavenly climate, Caribbean Sea. Spain was powerless to colonize a thousand islands and the vast territories of all America. An ideal place for pirates and corsairs who raided the rich Spanish colonies and hid by moving from island to island.
The dangerous Barbary Pirates
They harassed the Spanish possessions of the Mediterranean (Balearic Islands, Sardinia, Sicily, South of Italy) and assaulted ships and coasts of the Mediterranean Sea. From the 16th-18th century they ravaged the coasts of the Western Mediterranean.
The Turkish power, supported them
Under his protection, the pirates became more and more numerous, strong and daring. Turkish Pirates and Corsairs that Spread Through the Eastern Mediterranean.The Turks began their expansion through the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. The conquest of Cyprus, allowed them to have bases.
Pirates and Christian Corsairs at the service of the Kings
The Christian Monarchs also used corsairs to attack both ships and populations from other Mediterranean countries.
France: The French start Piracy
Its King Francisco I finds the coffers of France in ruin and has no weapons or money to face Spain.He decides to provide privateers with protection and even ships in exchange for a portion of the loot he gets stealing from Spanish ships.
Holland: An endless war that ruined Spain
When Carlos V ceded the Kingdom of Spain to his son, the Netherlands did not recognize Felipe II, as their King and Sovereign. A long war breaks out, supported by England and France. An 80-year war begins, which led to Spanish ruin and decline. The Spanish fleet was besieged, from Flanders, France and England.
England: Not enough navy, encourages privateers
Not having enough navy to declare war on Spain, the corsairs were used. England became rich and was able to covertly face Spain, weakening it.
Curiosities of the Pirates of the Caribbean Sea
The life of pirates in the Caribbean Sea. The pirates were looking for a pleasant way of life even if it was short, a good life, without work and with money. Except for exceptions, like some of the Corsairs, they had only ambition and unscrupulousness. They wanted to get rich as quickly as possible, at any cost.
Pirate attacks, their tactics
The pirates were arms professionals. Their way of making a living depended on their ability to use them. They were mercenaries of the Sea, whose reward was loot.
Pirate parties and amusements
After weeks or months searching for prey or fleeing. Stuck on a ship, in terrible conditions, his dream was to reach the mainland, and have fun with great pirate parties. For this reason, as soon as they arrived at the refuge, debauchery was the norm. They got drunk, gambled, fornicated, etc.
The end of his life and his exploits
Life at that time was very hard, working all day in semi-slavery conditions. This is why the pirates chose a short but pleasant life. Pirates usually died in combat, by hanging, or also victims of terrible diseases.
Curiosities of the most famous pirates
There were some pirates who stood out for their elegance, culture, initiative, or for their cruelty etc.Some started piracy out of greed, hunger or love. Others simply for hobby, power and gold. Pirate food was better than other sailors of the time. Half-rotten meats, smelly cookies, and putrid water, it was all too common. When there was not even this, hunger took over the ship, turning it into a horror. There have always been Pirates in the seas and continues today.
The Mediterranean Sea
It has a whole history of pirates, Christians, Turks and Berbers.
The Caribbean Sea
With its hundreds of islands, it was the ideal place for pirates and corsairs who raided the rich Spanish colonies. A must for the Galleons del Oro.
The indian ocean
And the places of the so-called Horn of Africa in the Indian, remain today a very dangerous place due to the presence of Somali pirates.
The Indochina Seas
Places full of islands and a crossing point for maritime routes.