PIRATES AND PRIVATEERS IN THE 18TH CENTURY: THE FINAL FLOURISH

RENDELL (M.)

C072

£19.99

184pp. 2018. ┬áIt examines their lifestyle, looking at how the sinking of the Spanish treasure fleet in a storm off the coast of Florida led to a pirate’s gold rush; how the King’s Pardon was a desperate gamble – which paid off – and considers the role of individual island governors, such as Woodes Rogers in the Bahamas, in bringing piracy under control.