By David Cordingly
From David Cordingly, one of many world’s most excellent specialists on pirate background, and writer of the perennial favourite Under the Black Flag, comes the exciting tale of the fellow who fought the true pirates of the Caribbean. Sea captain, privateer, and colonial governor, Woodes Rogers was once one of many early eighteenth century’s boldest and so much colourful characters. Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean is the definitive account of his awesome life.
At a time whilst Europe’s maritime countries fought over islands and territories, and pirates and different scoundrels have been flourishing, Rogers sailed into the heart of the motion. In 1708, in the course of Britain’s conflict with Spain, Rogers used to be employed to steer a undertaking opposed to Spanish goals within the Pacific. A fearless adventurer who misplaced his fortune as usually as his mood, he battled scurvy and hurricanes and mutinies—and alongside the best way captured a treasure galleon and rescued the shipwrecked Alexander Selkirk, whose four-year ordeal on a distant Pacific island encouraged Daniel Defoe to write down Robinson Crusoe.
When the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 ended in an explosion of piracy within the Caribbean, King George I appointed Rogers governor of the Bahamas. There he came across himself answerable for a string of islands being plundered by means of raucous felons, from the infamous “Blackbeard,” who saved lit fits less than his hat to provide himself a hellish forged, to Charles Vane, a very brutal pirate captain, to Anne Bonny and Mary learn, infrequent girl pirates who escaped the hangman’s noose merely by way of revealing their pregnancies.
With wealthy and bright info and many motion, David Cordingly chronicles a rollicking event that's as interesting and gripping as any seafaring legend.
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