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Nassau (Republic of Pirates)

Nassau

The Governor of Bermuda stated that the pirates in Nassau outnumbered the mere hundred inhabitants of the town. They proclaimed Nassau a pirate republic, establishing themselves as “governors.

Nassau
An artistic rendition of the Battle of Nassau

Nassau was formerly known as Charles Town was burned to the ground by the Spanish. Rebuilt, it was renamed Nassau, then due to a lack of effective Governors, Nassau fell on hard times.

Eventally there was no governor in the colony and the sparsely settled Bahamas became a pirate haven.” Examples of pirates that use Nassau as their base are Charles Vane, Thomas Barrow, Benjamin Hornigold, Calico Jack Rackham, Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and the infamous Edward Teach”Blackbeard”

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