Pirates were some bad ass mother f*ckers. We’ve always known that much. But is what we know just Hollywood’s version of things?
Pirates had strict rules and regulations.
These rules were taken extremely seriously and if broken, you paid a hefty price. You could be thrown overboard, marooned on an island, or worse. Rules included:
– Do NOT steal from fellow pirate.
-Lights out (candles blown out) by 8. If anyone were to stay up and drink, they had to do it on the deck with no light.
-Every man must keep his sword and gun cleaned and ready for battle at all times.
-You do not settle disputes on the ship. Quarrels will be settled on land with swords or guns.