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Pirate Henry Avery. Source: Dieter Holstein / Adobe Stock.

The Pirate King: Henry Every and His Ruthless Crew (Video)


Henry Every, also known as John Avery, was one of the most notorious pirates of the 17th century. He terrorized the seas, attacking and plundering numerous ships in the Indian Ocean and beyond, amassing a vast fortune in the process. Every was a brutal leader, commanding a crew of ruthless pirates who were feared by sailors and merchants alike.  This is his story from the initial mutiny that him his name, to his numerous brutal crimes and his ultimate, mysterious fate.

Top image: Pirate Henry Avery. Source: Dieter Holstein / Adobe Stock.

By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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