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The most successful pirate of all time - Dian Murray


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At the height of their power, infamous Caribbean pirates like Blackbeard and Henry Morgan commanded as many as 10 ships and several hundred men. But their stories pale next to the most successful pirate of all time, who commanded 1,800 vessels, made enemies of several empires, and still lived to old age. Dian Murray details the life of the fearsome Madame Zheng.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Dian Murray
  • Director Steff Lee
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Animator Steff Lee
  • Designer Steff Lee
  • Composer Gav Cantrell
  • Associate Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Pen-Pen Chen
  • Fact-Checker Francisco Diez

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