Benjamin Hornigold was the Emperor Palpatine to Blackbeard's Darth Vader. While his protege went on to become the most famous pirate of all time, Hornigold went on to become a footnote in hundreds of books with the word "Blackbeard" on the cover.
Bartholomew Roberts A.A Black Bart (Barti Ddu) - Born John Roberts in Casnewydd Bach Pembrokeshire. Years active The most successful pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy as measured by vessels captured taking over 470 prizes
Black Bart Not your archetypal pirate, Black Bart, a.a Bartholomew Roberts, reportedly seized over 400 ships, yet preferred tea to rum. Roberts was also a fan of fine jewelry and clothing and actually encouraged prayer.