The Plunder | In History
The Bahamas witnessed the golden age of piracy. When terror struck the seas and gunfire lashed out of the swirling mists. Merchants lived in constant fear and the aristocracy was mocked at. After all, it was the rulers of the land that gave the Pirates all the initiative they needed.
It began with the Spanish war of succession where privateers were commissioned to capture enemy naval ships along with their cargo. The letter of Marque gave them the official authority to attack as they pleased and things were going great for these privateers.