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 . . .