Pirates Sentence Examples
Fighting or bribing the Barbary pirates was a mere question of expense.
Teignmouth was burned by French pirates in 1340, and was again devastated by the French on the 26th of June 1690.
Voyaging from Toulouse to Narbonne, he was captured by Barbary pirates, who took him to Tunis and sold him as a slave.
His first services were rendered against the Barbary pirates.
At sea the character Greeks rapidly developed into mere pirates, and even of the war.Advertisement
During the Gothic wars, however, trade was confined to Portus, and the ravages of pirates led to its gradual abandonment.
They were among the fiercest and most cruel of the pirates of the north coast of Africa.
It again, however, became the resort of pirates, and the names of many of the worst of these ruffians are associated with New Providence; the notorious Edward Teach, called Blackbeard, who was afterwards killed in action against two American ships in 1718, being chief among the number.
From 1803 to 1805 he served in the squadron sent to chastise the Barbary pirates as commander of the "Enterprise," but was transferred to the "Argus" in November of 1803.
On the journey thither he was caught by pirates, whom he treated with consummate nonchalance while awaiting his ransom, threatening to return and crucify them; when released he lost no time in carrying out his threat.Advertisement
Its inland situation gave it relative security against the pirates who then infested West Indian seas, and the misfortunes of Santiago were the fortunes of Bayamo.
Having in 842 crushed a rising in Saxony, he compelled the Abotrites to own his authority, and undertook campaigns against the Bohemians, the Moravians and other tribes, but was not very successful in freeing his shores from the ravages of Danish pirates.
The villages are mostly situated at some distance from the sea; for the island suffered from pirates.
Henceforth Absalon was the chief counsellor of Valdemar, and the promoter of that imperial policy which, for three generations, was to give Denmark the dominion of the Baltic. Briefly, it was Absalon's intention to clear the northern sea of the Wendish pirates, who inhabited that portion of the Baltic littoral which we now call Pomerania, and ravaged the Danish coasts so unmercifully that at the accession of Valdemar one-third of the realm of Denmark lay wasted and depopulated.
The destruction of this chief sally-port of the Wendish pirates enabled Absalon considerably to reduce the Danish fleet.Advertisement
Though then uninhabited there is a strong tradition, probably well founded, that the Seychelles had been from Arab times a rendezvous of the pirates and corsairs who infested the high seas between South Africa and India.
The West Indies had by this time become hot enough even for the banded pirates.
From the 15th to the 19th century pirates made the intercourse with the mainland dangerous, and in the 17th they were considered so formidable that merchants were allowed to convey their goods only across the narrow Hainan Strait.
He was completely successful; the price of corn fell immediately on his appointment, and in forty days the Mediterranean was cleared of the pirates.
Though their ancestors had been pirates as fierce as the vikings of the 9th century, and though some of their later kings had led naval armamentsEdwin had annexed for a moment Man and Anglesea, and Ecgfrith had cruelly ravaged part of Irelandyet by the year 800 they appear to have ceased to be a seafaring race.Advertisement
He began to lay down galleys and long ships, and hired pirates renegade vikings no doubtto train crews for him and to teach his men seamanship. The scheme, however, was only partly completed when in 876 three Danish kings entered Wessex and resumed the war.
Prosperity seems to have revived early during the rule of York; Warwick had cleared the seas of pirates, and both he and King Edward were great patrons of commerce, though the earls policy was to encourage trade with France, while his master wished to knit up the old alliance with Flanders by adhering Corn- to the cause of Charles of Burgundy.
They were willing to take all the risks and relieve her of all responsibility; they filled her coffers with Spanish gold which they plundered as pirates, knowing that they might be hanged if caught; and they fought Elizabeths enemies in France and in the Netherlands as irregulars, taking their chance of being shot if taken prisoners.
Both boys and girls love the excitement that everything involving pirates brings to a party.
The Rhodian navy, which had distinguished itself in most of these wars, did further good service on behalf of Pompey in his campaigns against the pirates and against Julius Caesar.Advertisement
During his reign the coasts of Gaul were harassed by the Saxon pirates, with whom the Picts and Scots of northern Britain joined hands, and ravaged the island from the wall of Antoninus to the shores of Kent.
About the end of the 8th century both the Shetlands and Orkneys suffered from the depredations of Norse vikings, or pirates, until Harold Haarfager annexed the islands to Norway in 875.
But the French had just before bombarded Algiers and Tripoli, even menacing Chios (Scio), where some pirates had put in with French captives; and the mediation of France was not very actively exercised.
But the gulf continued notwithstanding to swarm with pirates, who were openly encouraged or connived at by the son of Hansraj, who had succeeded his father, as well as by Fateh Mahommed.
The first efforts of the new monarch were directed against the Wendish pirates who infested the Baltic and made not merely the political but even the commercial development of the Danish state impossible.
But the Wendish pirates were more mischievous because less amenable to civilization than the Vikings.
Cilicia Trachea became the haunt of pirates, who were subdued by Pompey.
As patron of maritime adventure (i yee 6vtos) he struggles with Nereus and Triton, slays Eryx and Busiris, and perhaps captures the wild horses and oxen, which may stand for pirates.
On the 19th of June Hussein appeared before Kasos, a nest of pirates of evil reputation, which he captured and destroyed.
From time immemorial, indeed, this coast has had an evil reputation among mariners, quite apart from the pirates who for centuries made it the base of their depredations.
Nemours (1229) is a seaport near the Moroccan frontier, which formerly bore an Arabic name pregnant with its history - Jamaa-el-Ghazuat (" rendezvous of the pirates ").
More rarely their patience became exhausted, and ships were sent to bombard this nest of pirates.
From 1666 onwards both coasts were ravaged by pirates, who completed the ruin of the country.
In 78 B.C. he was serving under Servilius Isauricus against the Cilician pirates when the news of Sulla's death reached him and he at once returned to Rome.
He was praetor in 74 B.C., and received an extraordinary command (similar to that bestowed upon Pompey by the Gabinian law) to clear the sea of pirates, and thereby assist the operations against Mithradates VI.
He attacked the Cretans, who had made an alliance with the pirates, but was totally defeated, most of his ships being sunk.
It was during these disastrous Mercian wars that there first appeared on the Welsh coasts the Norse and Danish pirates, who harried and burnt the small towns and flourishing monasteries on the shores of Cardigan Bay and the Bristol Channel.
Alexander visited and occupied it, and there the Rhodian fleet defeated that of Antiochus the Great, and in the succeeding century the Cilician pirates established their chief seat.
As the Mahommedan power consolidated itself in Bengal, repeated expeditions were sent out against these river pirates of the northeast.
Four miles west of Oran a small promontory forms the harbour of Mers-el-Kebir, formerly a stronghold of the Barbary pirates.
Under the influence of these refugees the legitimate trade of the town gave place to piracy, Mers-el-Kebir becoming the stronghold of the pirates.
He made, in fact, of Carthage a pirate's stronghold, whence he issued forth, like the Barbary pirates of a later day, to attack, as he himself said, "the dwellings of the men with whom God is angry," leaving the question who those men might be to the decision of the elements.
An English fort was built on Bance Island in the Sierra Leone estuary towards the close of the 17th century, but was soon afterwards abandoned, though for a long period the estuary was the haunt of slavers and pirates.
Sertorius was in league with the pirates in the Mediterranean, was negotiating with the formidable Mithradates, and was in communication with the insurgent slaves in Italy.
Standing isolated on their narrow strips of plain, these towns were always exposed to the raids of pirates issuing from the recesses of the north coast of the Corinthian Gulf.
We next find him, as legate, in command of a fleet which kept the seas between Delos and Sicily, while Pompey was suppressing the pirates, and he even won the " naval crown," a coveted reward of personal prowess.
In his reign there appears to have been a serious invasion by Danish pirates, in which Cluny and Dunkeld were burnt.
But they did not find the insurgent band which they had been told awaited them, and were betrayed by one of their party, the Corsican Boccheciampe, and by some peasants who believed them to be Turkish pirates.
Little is known of its ancient history except that it was destroyed by Perdiccas about 322 B.C., and afterwards became a seat of Isaurian pirates.
The town of Hyeres seems to have been founded in the 10th century, as a place of defence against pirates, and takes its name from the aires (hierbo in the Provencal dialect), or threshingfloors for corn, which then occupied its site.
The other incidents in which he appears in a purely triumphal character are his transforming into dolphins the Tyrrhene pirates who attacked him, as told in the Homeric hymn to Dionysus and represented on the monument of Lysicrates at Athens, and his part in the war of the gods against the giants.
The adventure with the pirates occurred on his voyage to Naxos, where he found Ariadne abandoned by Theseus.
At this time Bombay was threatened by the Mahrattas from inland, by the Malabar pirates and the Dutch from the sea, and was cut off from the mainland by the Portuguese, who still occupied the island of Salsette and had established a customs-barrier in the channel between Bombay and the shore.
The Malabar pirates, though the city itself was too strong for them, were a constant menace to its 1 Hunter, Hist.
The island's history ranges from Mayan ruins to pirates ' treasure.
It may be a little bit difficult to find small pirate costumes at your local Halloween costume outlets, but since so many people want to be pirates right now, you should be able to find pirate costumes for the whole family.
The appropriately named Buy Pirate Costumes has a good selection of basic pirate costumes for "puny pirates."
Eye patches are also cute on bigger pirates but may cause your little one some trouble when trying to walk around.
Pirates, even without the success of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, never go out of fashion, no matter your age.
Pirates have been growing in popularity for some time and clothes really do make the scalawag, but if you can't afford high sea prices, why not make a pirate costume yourself?
Life on a pirate ship was hard, to make matters worse, pirates weren't given much space to store clothing.
There are many kinds of pirates, from the dapper and daring to the refined captain, and the scalawag we all know and love.
Rent movies like Pirates of the Caribbean starring Johnny Depp as Captain Jack or Cutthroat Island starring Geena Davis.
While the film Pirates of the Caribbean is set some time after these medieval events, the themes of pirating and privateering are very much in keeping with the times.
Pirates can look as fancy as Jack Sparrow and as dirty as a street beggar depending on your taste in costumes and clothing.
Many people think that this tattoo commemorates Depp's role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean, but it is actually an homage to his son, Jack.
There was a time when skulls were strictly the domain of pirates, and later tough biker types, but they've been commandeered in recent times.
Thus, dogs become believable superheroes, pirates, chefs and their nemesis - the mailman.
Pirates are a popular sight at traveling faires as both players and visitors.
Black and white stripes are synonymous with pirates.
You can buy realistic pirate costumes, thanks to the ongoing popularity of Pirates of the Caribbean and Captain Jack Sparrow, but the best costumes are those you make yourself.
Pirates prided themselves on their individuality, so the goal is to have a costume that expresses your true inner pirate.
Although pirates existed for a long time prior to the 18th century, and are unfortunately still with us today, the accepted look of a pirate costume is the classic look embodied in the Pirates of the Caribbean films.
Jewelry may be worn - pirates often displayed their gain in gold they could wear.
While women were very rarely pirates, the idea of female pirates - or at least wenches - is fully ingrained in the psyche.
There are a number of these, as pirates are perennially popular.
African American Passions is a similar site, with links at the bottom to even more demographics, like redheads and even pirates.
While some might call a Pirates of the Caribbean Black Pearl Depp bag a limited fad, other might not be so quick to judge.
Johnny Depp fans who love the actor's character, Jack Sparrow, from the critically acclaimed Pirates of the Caribbean movies might just be willing to tote around a bag with his face long after the movie's publicity has died down.
The demographics of those who carry Pirates bags knows no boundaries.
Styles and designs for Pirates of the Caribbean Black Pearl Depp Bags vary, but you'll see the obvious inspiration of the Pirates' movies in the logo, colors, screening, and embellishments.
Black Pearl Depp bags may be more difficult to locate since they are from the original movie; most retailer shave since replaced them with more recent Pirates' merchandise.
For more recent Pirates or Depp bags and accessories, you can try the Disney Store, the Disney Outlet, or retailer like Wal-Mart.
Since Pirates' bags typically have screened designs or photos, they are typically made from material.
If you're interested in a bag with Johnny Depp from the Pirates movies, chances are you're at least as interested in other fan gear as well.
Following are other sites of interest to Johnny Depp and Pirates of the Caribbean fans.
Pirates - Encourage the kids to dress as pirates.
Sometimes they are pirates on the open sea; at other times they are cowboys on the range.
With the popularity of pirates, it is no surprise that kids and teens alike love kids' pirate bedding.
Just as there are many different versions of pirates, there are several variations in pirate bedding.
For preschoolers and young children, pirates represent a funloving, seafaring character.
Bedding featuring the Pirates of the Caribbean is a favorite for the school-age and tween set.
Since pirates are enjoying a resurgence in popularity, kids' pirate bedding is fairly easy to find.
Disney sells bedding in the popular Pirates of the Caribbean theme.
You won't find any character or licensed pirates here.
Instead, Olive Kids offers a friendly pirate theme, featuring smiling pirates, treasure chests, and maps, all on a light blue background.
If you have a sports fan in the house, you might consider Pittsburgh Pirates bedding.
The Allergy Alert Symbol™ is also incorporated into punchy t-shirt graphics that keep up with the trends-race cars, pirates and fairies, to name a few.
Think of it as pirates meet Where's Waldo.
You will discover hours of entertainment featuring popular Disney movies like Pirates of the Caribbean, and TV shows such as Hannah Montana.
Topping the July movie release calendar is this July 7 sequel to Pirates of the Caribbean (2003).
The Pirates of the Caribbean cast, producers and director found themselves surprised at the mega-success of this film series.
The Pirates of the Caribbean series currently includes four films.
Looking back, the Pirates franchise wouldn't be the same if Depp had personified Sparrow in a different way.
For British actress Keira Knightley, her role as Elizabeth Swann the Pirates films have been her most successful, box office wise.
As part of the Pirates of the Caribbean cast, Rush plays Captain Hector Barbossa.
In Pirates, this role is satisfied by Jack Davenport's portrayal as Admiral of the East India Trading Company, James Norrington.
Regardless of whether a fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film ever emerges, the four films will, no doubt, be a huge part of movie history.
Everyone's favorite pirate is set to come back again in the 2011-2012 season with the tale of Pirates of the Caribbean 4.
Thigh high boots have come a long way since their origins in the 1600s.What people sometimes don't realize is, the boots were originally made for soldiers, pirates, fishermen, and horsemen--not for the bedroom.
Pirates have found new ways of taking treasures from other people's boats.
There's not much of a market for the types of thigh high boots sold to pirates and soldiers anymore.
Stars have always been a popular subject matter for tattoos and got their start with sailors and pirates hundreds of years ago in the form of the nautical star.
A pirate known as Sailor Jerry is accredited with much of the tattoo art that pirates of the day had received.
Out of all of his roles, none have caught the eye of the world as much as his role and Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy.
Tattoos like this were common among pirates.
It also means and stands for safe harbor home - a very important thought for pirates.
Whether the water show in front of Bellagio, the laser shows at the Caesar, the Pirates at the Treasure Island, the fireworks, or the carnival at Rio, there is plenty for families to enjoy.
Down the road, families can assist the pirates' assault and participate in the volcano activities at Treasure Island.
Themes - Pirates, fairies, princesses or sports are just some themes that children enjoy and a child would find it fun to own an alarm clock that reflects one of these themes.
If your little landlubber is into pirates, then he'll likely enjoy a pirate alarm clock to rouse him from his slumber.
Whether inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean or Veggie Tales The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything, a pirate alarm clock can easily tie into the overall theme of a pirate room.
Pirates Alarm Clock Radio - If you're looking for something with a little more bite, then you might enjoy this Disney pirate-themed alarm clock with a skull and sword theme.
Stickers can be applied to almost any surface and easily removed if your child decides he no longer likes pirates.
The toys are mostly for repetitive play and creating patterns, not dynamic playing like doll tea parties or cyborg ninja pirates battling the hordes of evil cowboy dinosaurs.
Pirates have always figured heavily in children's books and movies, but these days, they are more popular than ever.
If your children are captivated by the mysterious and rebellious nature of pirates and the romance of the high seas, these crafts will be sure to capture their imaginations.
Your little pirates will enjoy making a Jolly Roger to fly on their bedroom walls or decorate their bikes.
Then there are renegades such as gladiators and pirates, which are especially enticing these days because they make you think of Russell Crowe and Johnny Depp, and who doesn't like that?
Once Napster was stopped from being a candy store to white-collar pirates, all of its little offshoots would see a decline in file availability.
The next variation was Stereo Temple Pirates, which stuck for awhile, until they finally settled on Stone Temple Pilots.
From superheroes to princesses and pirates, there is no shortage of trinkets to match.
A Pirates Booty bag with an eye patch, bandana and some Chocolate "Gold coins" will get the party looking right.
If you've thrown a string of Barney, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Disney princess parties for your little ones, it might seem like themed parties are for the kids, and of course, not all parties have to have themes.
Coolest Kid Birthday Party hosts several thematic designs, including bowling, circus, pirates, sports, dinosaurs and many more.
With the incredible popularity of Walt Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean movies, starring big names like Johnny Depp and Kiera Knightly, there has been a rise in demand for pirate birthday party ideas in San Diego by young and old alike.
Marked Men - This Los Angeles-based company has pirates and pirate folk for hire.
Decorations can be as simple as laminated pirate maps for placemats, candy coin-filled treasure chests for party favors and pictures of parrots, pirates, ships and the ocean for decorations.
Kids will love listening to music with a pirate theme, like the theme song Yo Ho Ho a Pirate's Life for Me from Pirates of the Caribbean.
Other movies and TV shows influence children's love of pirates and princesses, such as Pirates of the Caribbean, The Princess and the Frog and the many other Disney Princess themed movies.
You can have a pirates' table and a princesses' table with appropriate table coverings and centerpieces.
Ve Neill - This Academy Award winning make-up artist has worked on films such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood and Beetlejuice.
Spacecraft owned by odd-jobbing pirates are suitably ricketty.
Other than covering everything you want to know about the Steelers and more, it also includes news about two other Pittsburgh teams, the Penguins and the Pirates.
Algiers from this time became the chief seat of the Barbary pirates.
In December 1654 Penn and Venables sailed for the West Indies with orders to attack the Spanish colonies and the French shipping; and for the first time since the Plantagenets an English fleet appeared in the Mediterranean, where Blake upheld the supremacy of the English flag, made a treaty with the dey of Algiers, destroyed the castles and ships of the dey of Tunis at Porto Farina on the 4th of April 1655, and liberated the English prisoners captured by the pirates.
He entered the navy as midshipman (1799) with his father, Christopher Raymond Perry (1761-1818), a captain in the navy, and saw service against the Barbary pirates.
The revolt against fish had ruined the fisheries and driven the fishermen to turn pirates, to the great scandal and detriment of the realm.
The inhabitants of this region are wild and inhospitable and utterly beyond the control of the Turkish authorities, and navigation of the river between Korna and Suk-esh-Sheiukh is unsafe owing to the attacks of armed pirates.
Supreme as an organizer, he seems also to have had a singularly attractive personality, which won him the friendship even of the pirates and bravos with whom he was forced to consort.
Having entered the Roman army, he rapidly obtained promotion, and was stationed by the emperor Maximian at Gessoriacum (Bononia, Boulogne) to protect the coasts and channel from Frankish and Saxon pirates.
It was abandoned in the 15th century on account of the inroads of pirates, and the inhabitants took refuge higher up at the two towns of Capri and Anacapri.
Having become a haunt of pirates, and exceedingly injurious to Italian commerce, it was made the object of a crusade proclaimed by Pope Eugenius III.
The spirited reliefs of the frieze represent the punishment of the Tyrrhenian pirates by Dionysus and their transformation into dolphins.
Not unfrequently free persons were kidnapped by pirates and sold in other regions, like Eumaeus in the Odyssey.
The descents of pirates on the coasts were a perpetual source of danger; the pirate was a gainer either by the sale or by the redemption of his captives.
An Egyptian townlet, Rhacotis, already stood on the shore and was a resort of fishermen and pirates.
Because of the isolation of the eastern part of the island, the dangers from pirates, and the important considerations which had caused Santiago de Cuba (q.v.) to be the first capital of the island, Cuba was divided in 1607 into two departments, and a governor, subordinate in military matters to the captain-general at Havana, was appointed to rule the territory east of Puerto Principe.
The activity of English and French pirates began in the 16th century, and reached its climax in the middle of the 17th century.
But the buccaneers or pirates who had made their retreat here offered heavy opposition; in 1680 there was an attack by the Spaniards, and in July 1703 the French and Spaniards made a descent on New Providence, blew up the fort, spiked the guns, burnt the church and carried off the governor, with the principal inhabitants, to Havana.
At one time the islands were a great seat of slave-traders and pirates.
The Arabic invasion at the end of the 7th century destroyed the Byzantine towns, and the place became the haunt of pirates, protected by the Kasbah (citadel); it was built on the substructions of the Punic, Roman and Byzantine acropolis, and is used by the French for military purposes.
In the 16th century it was repeatedly plundered by pirates until it came to terms with them, gave them welcome harbourage, and based a less precarious existence upon continuous illicit trade.
Cilicia Trachea is a rugged mountain district formed by the spurs of Taurus, which often terminate in rocky headlands with small sheltered harbours, - a feature which, in classical times, made the coast a resort of pirates, and, in the middle ages, led to its occupation by Genoese and Venetian traders.
The necessity of seeking protection from the sea-rovers and pirates who infested these waters during the whole period of Hanseatic supremacy, the legal customs, substantially alike in the towns of North Germany, which governed the groups of traders in the outlying trading posts, the establishment of common factories, or "counters"(Komtors) at these points, with aldermen to administer justice and to secure trading privileges for the community of German merchants - such were some of the unifying influences which preceded the gradual formation of the League.
As a young man he fought against the Turks and the pirates, and after signally distinguishing himself at the battle of Naxos in 1650 he was appointed commander-inchief of the Venetian navy.
After the Portuguese, from about 1518 onwards, had attempted many times to establish themselves on the islands by force, and after the Maldivians had endured frequent raids by the Mopla pirates of the Malabar coast, they began to send tokens of homage and claims of protection (the first recorded being in 1645) to the rulers of Ceylon, and their association with this island has continued practically ever since.
On his way thither, he fell into the hands of pirates at Dhofar and was sent to Sanaa, capital of the Yemen, where he was detained for seven years by the pasha as a slave.
Towards the end of the 14th century the town gained a considerable trade owing to the permission given by the provost to the pirates known as "Viktualienbruder" to make it their market, after they had been driven out of Gothland by the Teutonic Order.
In 1402, after the defeat of the pirates off Heligoland by the fleet of Hamburg, Emden was besieged, but it was not reduced by Hamburg, with the aid of Edzard Cirksena of Greetsyl, until 1431.
He aspired to the dominion of all the seas which washed the Scandinavian coasts, and before he died he succeeded in suppressing the pirates who so long had haunted the Baltic and the German Ocean.
The Ionians were naturally averse from prolonged warfare, and in the prosperity which must have followed the final rout of the Persians and the freeing of the Aegean from the pirates (a very important feature in the league's policy) a money contribution was only a trifling burden.
Up to 1668 the entrepot for the inland settlements was a station named Gibraltar at the head of the lake, but the destruction of that station by pirates in that year transferred this valuable trade to Maracaibo.
The statesgeneral under the skilful management of the Grand Pensionary, John de Witt, retaliated by sending de Ruyter from the Mediterranean, where he was cruising against the Barbary pirates, to follow Holmes.
Most of the immigrants elected to stay, and, though they were long kept in alarm by pirates, they continued to prosper.
Attracted by his gifts, pirates from the North Sea kidnap the boy, but terrified by the storms which subsequently beset them, put him ashore on the coast of Cornwall, whence he finds his way to the court of his uncle King Mark.
In 1197, however, German jealousy of Denmark's ambitions, especially when Canute led a fleet against the pirates of Esthonia, induced Otto, margrave of Brandenburg, to invade Pomerania, while in the following year Otto, in conjunction with Duke Adolf of Holstein, wasted the dominions of the Danophil Abodrites.
Norse pirates having made the islands the headquarters of their buccaneering expeditions indifferently against their own Norway and the coasts and isles of Scotland; Harold Haarfager ("Fair Hair") subdued the rovers in 875 and both the Orkneys and Shetlands to Norway.
The Athenians fully recognized its importance to them, as supplying them with corn and cattle, as securing their commerce, and as guaranteeing them against piracy, for its proximity to the coast of Attica rendered it extremely dangerous to them when in other hands, so that Demosthenes, in the De corona, speaks of a time when the pirates that made it their headquarters so infested the neighbouring sea as to prevent all navigation.
After the conclusion of the war with Great Britain, Bainbridge served against the Barbary pirates once more.
During the Roman occupation of Britain, Irish pirates seem to have been an intermittent nuisance, and Irish emigrants may have settled occasionally in Wales; the best attested emigration is that of the Scots into Caledonia.
The modern Istria occupies the same position as the ancient Istria or Histria, known to the Romans as the abode of a fierce tribe of Illyrian pirates.
The galleys of the order subsequently took part in various expeditions against the Turks and the Barbary pirates.
He has been accused of being incapable of resisting them, but we must take into account the unwillingness of the nobles, who continually refused to join the royal army; moreover, the Frankish army does not seem to have been sufficiently accustomed to war to make any headway against the pirates.
In 1572, while its fortifications were still slight, the Spanish city was attacked and was nearly captured by a force of Chinese pirates who greatly outnumbered the Spaniards.
Several causes contributed to this, among them the waning of the power of Spain, an exclusive commercial policy, dishonest administration, hostilities with the Chinese, ravages of the Malay pirates, and the growth of Dutch commerce.
In 881 Norman pirates, sailing up the Rhine, took and sacked the city; but it rapidly recovered, and in the i ith century had become the chief trading centre of Germany.
In the next battle Spartacus was worsted and retreated towards the straits of Messina, intending to cross into Sicily, where he would have been welcomed by fresh hordes of slaves; but the pirates who had agreed to transport his army proved faithless.
Bonifacio was founded about 828 by the Tuscan marquis whose name it bears, as a defence against the Saracen pirates.
In the 9th century it is said to have repulsed the Saracens; in the 10th it defended itself against the Narentine pirates, and Simeon, tsar of the Bulgarians.
In 1878 a Dutch expedition was directed against the pirates of Tobalai, and they were virtually extirpated.
From 1577 onwards, Venice endeavoured to crush the pirates without offending Austria, enlisting Albanians in place of their Dalmatian crews, who feared reprisals at home.
The pirates and their families were, accordingly, transported to the interior of Croatia, where they gave their name to the Uskoken Gebirge, a group of mountains on the borders of Carniola.
But he also fostered a navy, under Sir Andrew Wood, who swept the seas of the English pirates.
The reason for using " viking " in a more generic sense than is warranted by the actual employment of the word in Old Norse literature rests on the fact that we have no other word by which to designate the early Scandinavian pirates of the 9th and the beginning of the 10th century.
Other pirates appeared in 793 on a different coast, Northumbria, attacked a monastery on Lindisfarne (Holy Island), slaying and capturing the monks; the following year they attacked and burnt Jarrow; after that they were caught in a storm, and all perished by shipwreck or at the hands of the countrymen.
In like fashion was it with the next district, that of the Seine, only that here no important island served the pirates for their first arsenal and winter quarters.
The first wintering of the pirates in England was on the contiguous island of Thanet in A.D.
Severe, therefore, as were the viking raids in Europe, and great as was the suffering they inflicted - on account of which a special prayer, A furore Normannorum libera nos, was inserted in some of the litanies of the West - if they had been pirates and nothing more their place in history would be an insignificant one.
If they had been no more than what the Illyrian pirates had been in the early history of Rome, or than the Arabic corsairs were at this time in southern Europe, the disappearance of the evil would have been quickly followed by its oblivion.
During the dark ages Patmos seems to have been entirely deserted, probably on account of the pirates.
It was captured and sacked several times in the 17th and 18th centuries by pirates and freebooters - by Jacob Clark in 1624, by French pirates in 1686, by English freebooters under Edward David in 1687, by William Dampier in 1707 and by Clapperton in 1709.
Cave in Rock, on the Ohio, in Hardin county, was once the resort of river pirates.
It is, however, of interest to note that in 1698, in consequence of a nominal agreement, from which nothing resulted, among the principal Europeans in the East, the French undertook the policing of the Persian Gulf against pirates.
Among the pirates who infested the Mediterranean none were worse than the Moors.
The seaports (more especially in Syria, including Phoenicia), were well known to the pirates, traders and sea-powers of the Levant.
As early as the 10th century Sokotra was a haunt of pirates; in the r3th century Abulfeda describes the inhabitants as "Nestorian Christians and pirates" but the island was rather a station of the Indian corsairs who harassed the Arab trade with the Far East.
An excellent harbour, sheltered against pirates, it became almost at once a competitor for the commerce of the Baltic. Its foundation coincided with the beginning of the advance of the Low German tribes of Flanders, Friesland and Westphalia along the southern shores of the Baltic - the second great emigration of the colonizing Saxon element.
They were encouraged by papal bulls in their contest for the rights of property in wrecks and for the protection of shipping against pirates and slavehunters.
For several years he scoured the Mediterranean in command of the Genoese fleet, waging war on the Turks and the Barbary pirates.
Nor did age lessen his energy, for in 1550, when eighty-four years old, he again put to sea to punish the raids of his old enemies the Barbary pirates, but with.
There are relics of early European occupation of the island which suggest that it was once the resort of pirates.
There were border wars with rebellious savage tribes, attacks made by Chinese pirates seeking plunder or refuge, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tornadoes and the periodical visits of marauders from the southern islands.
But the town suffered much at the hands of the Arabs, of Barbary pirates, and of its inhabitants, who constructed many of their dwellings out of the ruined Roman buildings.
The Dorians apparently were without an alphabet, and consequently when Phoenician traders and pirates occupied the place left vacant by the downfall of Minos's empire, the people of the island, and of the sea coasts generally, adopted from them the Phoenician alphabet.'
Intent upon accomplishing this cherished project, he embarked for Portugal, and after he had been shipwrecked on the coast of Natal, and captured by pirates, arrived at Lisbon.
Here he was so successful against the pirates that a naval triumph was awarded him.
The connexion with Tyrrhenians which began with Hellanicus, Herodotus and Sophocles becomes confusion with them in the 3rd century, when the Lemnian pirates and their Attic kinsmen are plainly styled Tyrrhenians, and early fortress-walls in Italy (like those on the Palatine in Rome) are quoted as "Arcadian" colonies.
A new plague, that of the English, Gascon and Algerine pirates, marked the close of the 16th century and opening of the 17th, causing widespread panic and some devasta tion in 1579,1613-1616and 1627.
Jomsvikinga Saga, the history of the pirates of Jom, down to Knut the Great's days, also relates to Danish history.
He then passed his examination, and in 1822 was appointed for service in what was called the "mosquito" fleet, against the pirates, who then infested the Caribbean Sea.
By the end of that time the joint action of the British and American navies had driven the pirates off the sea, and when they took to marauding on shore the Spanish governors did the rest.
It was founded in 1514 on the coast, but after being attacked by pirates was removed inland.
There had been wars with the Spanish in 1686, 1702-04, 1740, with the Spanish and French in 1706, with pirates in 1718, with the Yemassee Indians in 1715 and the Cherokees in 1760-61, and a slave uprising in 1739.
Charles The Norse pirates who had troubled Charlemagne (843-877).
Robert the Strong, however, though many times victorious over the incorrigible pirates, was killed by them in a fight at Brissarthe (866).
Probably it is no mere accident that the first appearance, or rather reappearance, of Scandinavian pirates in the west took place shortly after the overthrow of the Frisians.
Shut off from foreign enemies (though occasionally vexed by pirates from Africa), secluded from the wars of the empire, it developed its natural resources to an extent unequalled before or since.
Norse pirates appeared on the coast in the 9th century, but made no permanent settlements.
But the penury of the treasury made it impossible to maintain a permanent naval force to protect the coast against the Barbary pirates.
A lively trade had grown up between Great Britain and the revolted colonies; but since this commerce, under the colonial laws of Spain, was technically illegitimate, it was at the mercy of the pirates, who preyed upon it under the aegis of the Spanish flag, without there being any possibility of claiming redress from the Spanish government.
The old Tajik element of Persia is not so evident in Makran as it is farther north; and the Karak pirates whose depredations led to the invasion of India and the conquest of Sind, seem to have disappeared altogether.
In the early part of the 9th century Brunei was but a resort for pirates and a market for the slave trade.
Though for a long time they were callous wreckers and pirates, and cruel, and though they show great want of feeling in the "devil murders" - ceremonial murders of one of themselves for grave offences against the community, which are now being gradually put down - still on the whole the Nicobarese are a quiet, inoffensive people, friendly to each other, and not quarrelsome, and by inclination friendly and not dangerous to foreigners.
But the savage robber powers which, to the disgrace of Europe, infested the commerce and the coasts, not only of the Mediterranean but even for a time of the ocean; who were not finally suppressed till the 19th century was well advanced; and who are properly known as the Barbary pirates, arose in the 16th century, attained their greatest height in the 7th, declined gradually throughout the 18th and were extinguished about 1830.
In dealing with the pirates, it will be sufficient to note a few leading dates.
Until the 17th century the pirates used galleys, but a Flemish renegade of the name of Simon Danser taught them the advantage of using sailing ships.
In this century, indeed, the main strength of the pirates was supplied by renegades from all parts of Christendom.
The introduction of sailing ships gave increased scope to the activity of the pirates.
The first half of the 17th century may be described as the flowering time of the Barbary pirates.
The frequent wars among them gave the pirates numerous opportunities of breaking their engagements, of which they never failed to take advantage.
The lesson terrified the pirates both of that city and of Tunis into giving up over 3000 prisoners and making fresh.
Jones's CV includes creating zombified sailors for Pirates of the Caribbean and battle wounds for the forthcoming blockbuster Alexander the Great!
Blast the pirates with a full broadside from your cannons to earn extra points, or lure them onto the reefs to destroy them.
The Pirates are basically a loose conglomeration of musicians that over the years have had a constantly revolving line-up.
Once the island is reached, sides are chosen - the mutinous pirates against the ship's crew.
Pirates in North Africa continually harass European shipping in Mediterranean.
From alien sightings to terrifying Skeleton Ghost Pirates, spooks and scares lurk around every corner creating high seas hilarity and swashbuckling excitement.
Walking in the shadow of Punta Negra you can reach San Perro, an old abandoned village and pirates ' lair.
It contains mutineers, pirates, and a big treasure.
Long gone are the days of swashbuckling pirates clanking swords.
Learn about the legendary pirates by visiting the museum exhibit.
Also, Venezuela's coastal ports were subject to frequent attacks by British, French and Dutch pirates throughout the colonial period.
A celebration is held here on September 8 each year to mark a famous victory over marauding pirates.
One was the great fire on shore, by which the defeated pirates lay carousing in the swamp.
When he was about fifteen years old, he was kidnaped by Irish pirates and reduced to slavery to tend herds for six years.
But have you hear that he was once captured by pirates and invaded his own town?
Pirates hiding the treasures plundered from ships across the coast of North America?
Where others have imploded in their own pomposity, Pirates ' self-awareness sees it through.
Also they demanded reparation for attacks by Norman pirates on Scots traders.
It will be a high energy performance packed with pirates, man-eating sharks and even a ghost ship.
He also sent the a naval squadron to deal with the Barbary pirates.
Spinnaker chutes won the first race of the day against Papercourt Restronguet Rats then trounced Papercourt Pirates.
In the 18th century, they sent heavily armed naval warships to the pirates ' favorite hunting grounds.
The chief incidents of Rhodian history during this period are a memorable siege by Demetrius Poliorcetes in 304, who sought in vain to force the city into active alliance with King Antigonus by means of his formidable fleet and artillery; a severe earthquake in 227, the damages of which all the other Hellenistic states contributed to repair, because they could not afford to see the island ruined; some vigorous campaigns against Byzantium, the Pergamene and the Pontic kings, who had threatened the Black Sea trade-route (220 sqq.), and against the pirates of Crete.
It then became a formidable nest of pirates and a great slave mart; it defied all the efforts of the Byzantine sovereigns to recover it till the year 960, when it was reconquered by Nicephorus Phocas.
This order played a noble part in the protection of Tuscan commerce, by fighting the Barbary pirates and establishing the prestige of the grand-ducal navy (see Medici).
Zancle was first founded, no doubt on the site of an earlier settlement, by pirates from Cumae, and again more regularly settled, after an unknown interval, by settlers from Cumae under Perieres, and from Chalcis under Crataemenes, in the first quarter of the 8th century B.C. Mylae must have been occupied as an outpost very soon afterwards, but the first regular colony of Zancle was Himera, founded in 648 B.C. After the capture of Miletus by the Persians in 494 B.C. Skythes, king of Zancle, invited the Ionians to come and settle at KaXrt 'AKT), then in the occupation of the Sicels (the modern Marina di Caronia, 25 m.
The Greeks of the islands had been accustomed from time immemorial to seafaring; their ships - some as large as frigates - were well armed, to guard against the Barbary pirates and rovers of their own kin; lastly, they had furnished the bulk of the sailors to the Ottoman navy which, now that this recruiting ground was closed, had to be manned hastily with impressed crews of dock-labourers and peasants, many of whom had never seen the sea.
Austria being thus involved in war with Turkey, the Venetian Admiral Giovanni Bembo blockaded Trieste and Fiume, whither the pirates forwarded their booty for sale.
Thus he rewarded the patriotism of the Danish ladies who sacrificed all their jewels to pay the heavy ransom exacted from him by his captors, the Jomsborg pirates, by enacting a law whereby women were henceforth to inherit landed property in the same way as their male relatives.
The most statesmanlike of his foreign enterprises, the attempt to take the piratical city of Algiers ill 1775 (see BARBARY PIRATES), was made with insufficient forces, was iii executed, and ended in defeat.
The island 's history ranges from Mayan ruins to pirates ' treasure.
Billy snuggled deeper in his hessian blanket and dreamed of rabbits fighting pirates on the high seas.
The pirates take Syn-Jern to their island to recover from the terrible physical abuse he has suffered at the hands of his sadistic captors.
There was plenty of swashbuckling action from pirates for the children to enjoy.
This audio book is an unabridged recording of Richard Walker 's The Barefoot Book of Pirates.
An unwilling witness to pirates burying a mysterious chest.
Hanna Montana, Zack Efron, High school Musical, and Pirates of the Caribbean are just a few of the books for an older audience.
Due to hit movies like Pirates of the Caribbean, an extremely popular nautical toddlers room design makes use of a pirate theme.
Murals For Kids -- offers a variety of themes for murals, including beach, fantasy, under sea, dinosaurs and pirates.
Bloom found time for more moviemaking outside of his Rings and Pirates roles.
From Edward Scissorhands to Pirates of the Caribbean, this versatile actor has also proven to be one of the greatest acting talents around.
The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise have been Johnny Depp's most mainstream films, however, he still manages to play an eccentric character.
However, it was his turn as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise that has gotten Depp the most attention.
Best known for his roles in Pirates of the Caribbean and the Lord of the Rings trilogies, actor Orlando Bloom was reportedly involved in a late night car accident in Hollywood on October 12, 2007.
Is rumored to have been in the running for the role of Jack Dawson in Titanic (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) and Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean (played by Orlando Bloom).
From the outrageous pirate Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, to the sweet and misunderstood Edward Scissorhands, Depp has proven that he can play just about any role.
Since leaving Doctor Who, Tennant voiced a character in How to Train Your Dragon, filmed a pilot for NBC and roles in the remake of Fright Night, Decoy Bride and The Pirates!
They were founded in 1933 by Art Rooney, known for most of his career as "The Chief" and were originally named the Pittsburgh Pirates.
When pirates would conduct raids, their booty would include everything from gold to shoes.
Pirates adopted wearing the fashionable clothes, including striped socks, of the nobility.
Today, the striped socks make one think of pirates and are often worn at Halloween as part of a pirate costume.
The Pirates of Nassau Museum is a coveted choice for families and introduces young and old to the true nature of Bahamian piracy.
Several themed voyages are also offered annually, with the pirates and singles themes being the most popular choices.
The other popular style is the galleon coat associated with pirates.
Thanks in large part to Johnny Depp and the Pirates of the Caribbean films, this jacket is far more widely seen these days.
Of course, you can also opt for a more generic couple, such as vampires, pirates or animals.
A Pirates 4-D show can also be viewed in the English hamlet of Banbury Cross.
While the original Pirates of the Caribbean Disneyland ride still reigns supreme, the Florida attraction is similarly beloved.
Even though the real Jack Sparrow (aka Johnny Depp) isn't on board to greet you (you can find an impersonator nearby though), the Pirates of the Caribbean by many is dubbed one of Disneyland's best rides.
Lego Soccer Mania is a sports game where you can play different-themed teams like pirates and Martians.
Okay, so the story in this one is all about Chozo Lore and Space Pirates.
You can choose to try and retreat, but it's literally a blast to have a good old fashioned cannon battle with the other pirates.
Quite the contrary, in fact, as it provides quite a bit of variety -- trading commodities, performing tasks for the governor, and battling it out with other pirates -- but I can't imagine playing this game through to its conclusion.
Watch the Clocks - Offering every type of wine holder you can imagine including lobsters, reindeer, pirates and of course parrots.
Some have said that this is not necessarily because of superior technology, but rather because hackers and pirates are less likely to target Apple-based machines.
In 1765, it became "Gibbet Island," named after the tool used to hang pirates and convicts from trees on the island.
From the long mane seen in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy to the boyishly short 'do, to the sexy, tousled waves, there's nothing Bloom can't pull off with panache.
If you have a group of children, allow them to decorate the hat based on which side they hope to be in when learning about pirates or even the American Revolution.
Designs include sharks, pirates, lizards and superheroes.
There is no reason not to allow Batman to help protect the pirates against a giant squid.
Of course, there is no reason why your child couldn't hire one of the knights from the Imaginext Castle to help Batman protect the land from the evil pirates.
Scurvy, a disease caused by vitamin C deficiency, was once quite common among pirates (and other sailors), who spent a great deal of time out to sea where there was little availability of fresh fruits and vegetables.
The Dread Pirate game capitalizes on the long-standing appeal of seafaring pirates to bring a fun and unique experience to players of all ages.
There are even a few spin-offs like Stars Wars Life and Pirates of the Caribbean Life.
Some children want to dress up as doctors, pirates, nurses, firemen, policemen, astronauts, and the like.
Princesses and pirates alike may experience a resurgence when they coincide with a hot movie, but they're also costumes that can be a hit year after year.
The popularity of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies has led to a surge in the prevalence of pirate costumes, and few are more fun than Captain Jack Sparrow Halloween costumes.
One of the many details that made Captain Jack so instantly memorable in the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie was not his outfit, but his makeup.
Male pirates can use the basic basis for the costumes with a vest, white shirt and black pants.
With the popularity of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, it's no wonder that kids of all ages as well as adults are flocking to these costumes.
Costumes for tiny pirates also often include a vest, which may or may not be attached to the rest of the costume.
For older kids, pirates represent a wild and exciting life on the open sea.
Built in 1753, the house, now an inn, has all the historical features that one would expect from a haunted site, including pirates, sailors, violent drunks and much tension and strife.
As for the pirates, they used them for storing booty during raids because of the extra room in the tops, called buckets.
Spoofs of Chicago, Bollywood, and Pirates of the Caribbean, The Wizard of Oz, Brokeback Mountain, Titanic, Wicked and The Little Mermaid became regular events on the daytime show.
Some of Johnny Depp's most famous roles have been in Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and most recently, the two films in the series Pirates of the Caribbean, where he played Captain Jack Sparrow.
The inhabitants of the last-named islands were noted pirates until reduced to order by the French.
Repeated attempts were made by various European nations to subdue the pirates, and in 1816 the city was bombarded by a British squadron under Lord Exmouth, assisted by Dutch men-of-war, and the corsair fleet burned.