When does Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pear take place?
This wikipedia article gives some tantalizing clues. It states that the “golden age” of Caribbean piracy ended c. 1680, and that Caribbean piracy was, for all intents and purposes, eradicated c. 1720. However, it also mentions that “The famous pirates of the early 18th century were a completely illegal remnant of a golden buccaneering age, and they could expect no more than eventual capture.” This seems to square with type of pirates that Sparrow & co. were - remnants whose fate seemed to be eventual capture.
The movie also provides a couple of clues. One is Elizabeth’s oblique mention of the pirate Morgan, who died in 1688.
The other, more telling clue from the movie is the flag that flies over the British ships. I can’t find a picture of it, but it resembles the current flag of Australia. IOW, the Union Jack (or something resembling it) appears in the upper-left corner, and the rest of the flag is a solid blue field (no stars like in Australia’s flag). Any Dopers have any idea of when such a flag flew on British ships?