Who wants to be a pirate? Ask HBO Max

Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby, center) and others in Our Flag Means Death.

We have a tendency to heavily romanticize the Golden Age of Piracy, and this is not a new phenomenon by any means. 

For proof of this, look no further than Stede Bonnet, the gentleman pirate and contemporary of other such legends as Blackbeard and Benjamin Hornigold. A lot of people say they want to be a pirate, but to Bonnet . . .

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