And disgraced the square where Nelson walked.
The Royal Navy, for centuries the worst scourge of piracy on the seven seas, has been ordered to stand down. The British foreign office has determined that seizure of pirate vessels violates the buccaneers' human rights. The days of "no quarter offered, none given" are over. Quarter is now a human right.
As if any self-respecting pirate gives a damn about his human rights, and as if any royal navy man should respect them. Blackbeard, Kidd, and Roberts must be rolling in Davey Jones' locker.