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Top 10 Pirates in History

The new HISTORY series Black Sails is set in the early 18th century - "The Golden Age of Piracy" - but piracy wasn't confined to any single place and time. It has been around since man first went to sea, and it's still with us today.

Here, pirate expert Angus Konstam reveals his ten most notorious pirates in history. Some were highly successful - others less so - but all have left their piratical mark.