Heroes Versus Villains Throughout History

By | May 29, 2019

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Captain James Cook. Source: (National Geographic)

There are a lot of heroes down through history that have been recognized for their place in history or have simply become household names because of their popularity. Villains have also taken their place in history leaving their deadly mark on humanity in one way or another.

Hero From The 1700s

During the 1700s, Captain James Cook was a British navigator and explorer who was the first to discover the Hawaiian Islands. He went on many voyages in the Pacific while mapping out various islands including New Zealand. Besides the discovery of New Zealand, he also discovered and charted coastlines between Australia and North America as well as many islands along the way. What really makes him a hero is that he was able to create the most accurate maps of the Pacific Ocean during that time period which made the South Seas a safer place to travel in.

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Silent Mary Pirate Ship. Source: (pirates.wikia.com)

Villain From The 1700s

Samuel Bellamy nicknamed “Black Sam” was an active pirate for about 16 months during the years 1716-1717. During this time, he captured over 50 ships. Before he died at the age of 28, he had accumulated about $120 million. Bellamy first started under Henry Jennings who was a Buccaneer before becoming a pirate. Bellamy took off for the Bahamas after double-crossing Jennings and then took up with Benjamin Horningold, who he later grew impatient with, so he and the crew took over the Mary Anne by a vote of no confidence. Bellamy then became the captain.