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Captain William Kidd and Others of the Buccaneers By John S. C. Abbott
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Few periods in history have become so intertwined with legend as the era of the buccaneers—or “pirates” as they later became known. Originally privateers commissioned by the French,... More > and later by the English and Dutch crowns, to hunt Spanish ships in the Caribbean Sea during the 17th century, the innate lawlessness of the profession inevitably spiraled out of control. The buccaneers eventually became pirates—and had to be forcibly suppressed by the governments which had initially commissioned them. Focusing first on the extraordinary career of Captain Kidd, a New York merchant turned buccaneer, this work also includes the often shocking life stories of other equally famous—and bloodthirsty—pirates such as Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard; Stede Bonnet, Barthelemy, and Lolonois. It also covers the story of Anne Bonny, the amazing career of Sir Henry Morgan, the cruel fanaticism of Montbar, and the romantic history of Mary Read.< Less
Captain William Kidd and Others of the Buccaneers By John S. C. Abbott
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Few periods in history have become so intertwined with legend as the era of the buccaneers—or “pirates” as they later became known. Originally privateers commissioned by the French,... More > and later by the English and Dutch crowns, to hunt Spanish ships in the Caribbean Sea during the 17th century, the innate lawlessness of the profession inevitably spiraled out of control. The buccaneers eventually became pirates—and had to be forcibly suppressed by the governments which had initially commissioned them. Focusing first on the extraordinary career of Captain Kidd, a New York merchant turned buccaneer, this work also includes the often shocking life stories of other equally famous—and bloodthirsty—pirates such as Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard; Stede Bonnet, Barthelemy, and Lolonois. It also covers the story of Anne Bonny, the amazing career of Sir Henry Morgan, the cruel fanaticism of Montbar, and the romantic history of Mary Read.< Less

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