In English-speaking popular culture, the modern pirate stereotype owes its attributes mostly to the imagined tradition of the 18th century Caribbean pirate sailing off the Spanish Main and to such celebrated 20th century depictions as Captain Hook and his crew in the theatrical and film versions of Peter Pan, Robert Newton's portrayal of Long John Silver in the 1950 film of Treasure Island, and various adaptations of the Eastern pirate, Sinbad the Sailor.
In addition to the traditional archetype of seafaring pirates, other pirate archetypes exist in popular culture.
The good-humoured support worker is slowly recovering, but admits the damaged nerves mean she 'winks' when she tries to smile.
Ms Beardsley said: 'Everywhere I go people think I'm moody which is annoying because I was known for being smiley and happy-go-lucky.'A man came up to me in a bar recently and said "You'd be the prettiest girl in here if you just smiled".'I had contracted shingles and two weeks later they evolved into this terrible condition.'My lips were tingling but when I looked in the mirror three hours later I noticed my face had dropped.'She added: 'I looked like Sloth from The Goonies and I thought I had suffered a stroke.'It was the day I lost my smile - and from then I had to relearn how to brush my teeth and talk and I can no longer blow out candles.'I look like a miserable cow with a permanent resting bitch face even when I'm trying to smile.'People need to be aware of how serious shingles is and the importance of getting any marks - however innocuous - checked out because it could lead to this.' Doctors discovered the single mother-of-two had harboured the chicken pox virus, which lay dormant for years until it randomly flared up, leading to the facial paralysis (pictured before her face dropped after suffering from shingles)The shingles started with six innocuous marks on the back of her neck in January 2017.
The first major literary work to popularise the subject of pirates was A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates (1724) by Captain Charles Johnson, In giving an almost mythical status to the more colourful characters, such as the notorious English pirates Blackbeard and Calico Jack, the book provided the standard account of the lives of many pirates in the Golden Age, and influenced pirate literature of Scottish novelists Robert Louis Stevenson and J. Stevenson identified Johnson's General History of the Pyrates as one of his major influences, and even borrowed one character's name (Israel Hands) from a list of Blackbeard's crew which appeared in Johnson's book.
In films, books, cartoons, and toys, pirates often have an unrefined appearance that evokes their criminal lifestyle, rogue personalities and adventurous, seafaring pursuits.