Clay Ravin

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Cantonese pirate Ching Shih (1775-1844) left prostitution to terrorize the China Sea with a fleet of 1,800 ships  more than 80,000 pirates. She was so powerful that the Chinese emperor offered her amnesty. So she took her loot, opened a gambling house  lived for a further 34 years.

Ching Shih was a female pirate who lived in the the death of her pirate husband Shih took command of several hundred ships, extorting money throughout the South China Sea. Her Red Flag Fleet was feared from the Chinese coast to Malaysia.

Edward England is today remembered as one of the famous pirate captains of the "Golden Age of Piracy" who met his end by trying to be generous and to spare the life of captured Scottish seamen James Macrae. During his years of activity in 1717-1720 he forged his fame in the waters of Caribbean and Africa sailing on the ships "The Royal James", "Fancy" and "Pearl", sailing under the iconic black Jolly Roger flag with the skull and two crossed thigh bones.

One of the most famous pirate captains of early century was without a doubt Edward England, who remains remembered for the popularization of Jolly Rogers pirate flag and for his attempt to spare the life of the captured enemy Captain.

Bartholomew "Black Bart" Roberts, a Welsh pirate who raided ships off the…

Bartholomew "Black Bart" Roberts was a Welsh pirate who raided ships off the Americas and West Africa between 1719 and He was the most successful pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy, as measured by vessels captured, taking over 470 prizes in his career.

science fiction submarines

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Modern life looks a lot like the dreams of the past. So we asked today's best sci-fi minds what they dream about. From artist Stephan Martiniere: “I imagine our future in a holistic way, where urbanism could be a harmony between technology and nature. Bui

Science fiction illustrator Stephan Martiniere imagines a future where nature and technology live in harmony