A History of Piracy Through the Ages Just the word "Pirate" conjures up a powerful image that touches the soul... They roamed the waves in search of Booty and plunder, and their names evoke visions of danger and dashing on the Caribbean's seas. But the real history of piracy is quite a different story. While the possibility of wealth and fame was real, so was the chance that they would be struck down by the guns and sabers of those they attacked, or done in by disease or malnutrition on dangerous seas. Real Pirates of the Caribbean tells the truth behind the legends of men like Blackbeard and other pirates who called the Caribbean their home. Their stories are told by leading authors historians and archaeologists who have explored Blackbeard's flagship "Queen Anne's Revenge " in search of artefacts. This extraordinary film captures the true essence of what it means to be a pirate will makes it clear why the sight of the Jolly Roger unfurled shivers the timbers of mariners around the world.