In 882 he went out with it in person and destroyed a small piratical squadron: in 885 we hear of it coasting all along Danish East Anglia.
There had been Some irregular and piratical fighting at sea between English and Norman sailors, in which the latter had been worsted.
The coast population of northern Africa has in past ages been addicted to piratical attacks on the shores of Europe opposite.
They revenged themselves by piratical attacks on the Spanish coast.
But the piratical acts of these traders, in which the knights themselves sometimes joined, and the strategic position of the island between Constantinople and the Levant, necessitated its reduction by the Ottoman sultans.