It is important to remember that originally, many pirates and buccaneers were working financed by some governments, and even protected by “Royal Decree” that legitimized their actions of piracy. When nations were at war, often separate Captains hired as “privateers” in order for them to attack and were causing the most damage to the enemy army, while his own fleet was busy attacking other targets, repaired, or resupply. The Spanish regarded a pirate Sir Francis Drake, and even there was a price on his head if it was captured, though Drake actually had a letter of authorization from the Queen Elizabeth I declared you “used” in the service of the British Crown, and even had to pay part of their spoils of piracy Queen. In England, Sir Francis Drake was knighted, he was considered a national hero, was elected to the British Parliament, and was one of the richest men in the kingdom thanks to silver and gold obtained from looting and pillaging in their raids in the Caribbean and South America.[…]
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