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Piracy at the Old Bailey

- October 1, 2014 in court, Culture & History, Legal, old bailey, piracy, pirates

Ben Merriman presents a selection of piracy cases from the proceedings of London's Old Bailey. Although a few live up to the swashbuckling heists of stereotype, many reveal the surprisingly everyday nature of the maritime crimes brought before the court, including cases involving an argument over chickens and the stealing of a captain's hats.