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Humans have always committed crimes. What can we learn from the criminals and crimes of the past, and have humans gotten better or worse over time? 

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Humans have always committed crimes. What can we learn from the criminals and crimes of the past, and have humans gotten better or worse over time? 

    Lioness of Brittany: Jeanne de Clisson and Her Bloodthirsty Revenge

    Lioness of Brittany: Jeanne de Clisson and Her Bloodthirsty Revenge

    We recently talked about Stede Bonnet, a wealthy landowner who ditched it all for a life of piracy. Bonnet though was not the only aristocrat to turn his back on his life for a life plundering the high seas. Jeanne de Clisson is another noble-turned-pirate who got into the revenge business - upon her husband Olivier's execution by the King of France.
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    • 30 min
    Sayyida al-Hurra, the Muslim Pirate Queen

    Sayyida al-Hurra, the Muslim Pirate Queen

    Sayyida al-Hurra -- which translates roughly as "Lady who is free and independent" in Arabic -- was born as Lalla Aicha bint Ali ibn Rashid al-Alami. Aicha was queen of Tétouan from 1515–1542 -- and she was a pirate queen. And she is considered to be one of the most important female figures of the Islamic West in the modern age.
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    • 29 min
    A Pirate’s Life for Gentleman Stede Bonnet

    A Pirate’s Life for Gentleman Stede Bonnet

    Stede Bonnet was not really your typical pirate, if there is such a thing. Many pirates, such as unemployed sailors or laborers, chose the lifestyle because they didn't have many options. But Bonnet chose piracy over a wealthy and a respectable life. Was he was just looking for something bigger and more adventurous, or was there more to it?
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    • 39 min
    Meet Lady Killigrew, the Aristocratic Pirate

    Meet Lady Killigrew, the Aristocratic Pirate

    When Mary Wolverston married Sir John Killigrew, she married into a pirate family, and was very hands-on with the family business. She would ultimately be accused of preying on shipping vessels that passed along the coastline, arrested, and convicted -- yet not executed. Holly and Maria talk about why.
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    • 31 min
    Fab Four: The Only Real Female Pirates of the Golden Age

    Fab Four: The Only Real Female Pirates of the Golden Age

    Sometimes, and it happens with all scurvy sea dogs, male or female, there just isn't enough evidence left behind to know for certain that a person was a real part of history, or if they're just a fictional composite of several people. And because of that, there are just four confirmed female pirates from the Golden Age of Piracy – and one on that list is marginal.
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    • 34 min
    Trick or Treat: A Pirate in Sheep's Clothing

    Trick or Treat: A Pirate in Sheep's Clothing

    As long as there have been pirates, there have been people hired to make them stop what they're doing. And, sometimes, those individuals hired to catch pirates are, themselves, pirates. From Woodes Rogers to Benjamin Hornigold, Holly and Maria tell the stories of the influential pirate hunters of the Golden Age of Piracy.
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    • 33 min

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