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Pirates are people who steal from ports and ships. As soon as the first ships began to carry goods, pirates began to attack them. About 600 years ago, there were many pirates sailing on the seas around the world.
'Barbarossa' was the nickname for two pirate brothers. 'Barbarossa' means 'red beard' because they both had red beards! Every sailor was afraid of the two Barbarossa brothers! They were pirates who attacked ships about 500 years ago. One of the brothers captured the town of Algiers in North Africa. The other attacked ships that belonged to the Pope. Who was the leader of the Christian church.
Did All Pirates Want Treasure!
Pirates from the Mediterranean were called corsairs. They didn't want a treasure. Instead, they took people from ships. They also captured rich people. They were also paid a large amount to set them free.
English captains such as John Hawkins raided Spanish treasure ships. England and Spain were enemies at this time, so the English thought it was okay to steal from the Spanish. The captains wanted to be called 'privateers' instead of 'pirates'.
Queen Elizabeth I of England encouraged her sea captains to be privateers. However, the privateers were often robbed before they reached England.
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