The era of piracy in the Caribbean began in the 1500s and phased out in the 1830s after the nations of Western Europe and North America began combating pirates. The period during which pirates were most successful was from the 1660s to 1730s. Piracy flourished in the Caribbean because of the existence of pirate seaports such as Port Royal in Jamaica, Tortuga in Haiti, and Nassau in the Bahamas.[ The Tudor Kings and Queens often gave pirates a ‘letter de marque’ which gave permission to attack ships from other countries. They were called privateers. This was an effective way to help the British Navy stop the Spanish moving their gold from the New World. Choose one of these real pirates to research. Tap and use the information provided to research one pirate. You may also do your own research. TAP and use the template provided to organise the information you find. Tudor Pirates & Privateers include: - Captain Kidd - Captain Henry Morgan - Blackbeard - Edward Teach - Calico Jack - Anne Bonny You can include where and when they were born. The name of their pirate ship and crew. How and when they were caught. Any interesting facts. Tap when you have finished.