Sayyida al-Hurra, a successful pirate queen of 16th-century Morocco you didn’t know existed

Piracy flourished during the days of Sayyida al-Hurra. Besides the practice involving outsiders or persons attacking and robbing ships in the Mediterranean and other oceans, usually, legitimate governments also sanctioned the practice. What they got from raids was used by these governments to cater to their citizens. Essentially, bounties become their main sources of income....

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