Three hundred years ago, pirates ruled the oceans. Attacking and robbing the rich trading ships that crossed their paths, the most successful pirates acquired fabulous treasure and lived like kings. But a pirate's career was short and cruel. These stories tell a tale of hardship and brutality, bringing to life the flamboyant characters of the most famous pirate captains and the determination of the men who set out to capture them. Gripping and engaging for readers who prefer real life to fiction.