Captain Samuel Bellamy also be known as "Black Sam", an English pirate who operated in the early 18th century. Though his known career as a pirate captain lasted little more than a year, he n' his crew captured at least 53 ships under his command – making him the wealthiest pirate in recorded history– before his death at age 28. Bellamy became known for his mercy and generosity toward those he captured on his raids. This reputation earned him another nickname, the "Prince of Pirates". If ye wish to copy that style, we offer these selections.