The questions everyone asks about pirates and privateers
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Question of ben58d12 (07.20.2015): I read on another website that pirates were pirates to realize their dream
of becoming rich: was it true? A:
It depends on which century we are interested in.
In antiquity one became a pirate to get rich indeed.
During the golden age of piracy to the early eighteenth century pirates were often poor people forced into warships, working hard and receiving extreme disciplinary measures. They isolated themselves and became pirates because they knew only the sailor’s job.