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 genuine pirates of the Caribbean. Sea captain, privateer, and colonial governor, Woodes Rogers used to be one of many early eighteenth century’s boldest and such a lot colourful characters. Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean is the definitive account of his wonderful life.
At a time while Europe’s maritime countries fought over islands and territories, and pirates and different scoundrels have been flourishing, Rogers sailed into the guts of the motion. In 1708, in the course of Britain’s conflict with Spain, Rogers was once employed to steer a project opposed to Spanish pursuits 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 way in which 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 resulted in an explosion of piracy within the Caribbean, King George I appointed Rogers governor of the Bahamas. There he discovered himself in control of a string of islands being plundered by way 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 woman pirates who escaped the hangman’s noose basically by way of revealing their pregnancies.
With wealthy and vibrant info and lots of motion, David Cordingly chronicles a rollicking experience that's as attention-grabbing and gripping as any seafaring legend.