Pirates and Privateers out of Bristol, by Ken Griffiths and Mark Steeds
Published by Fiducia Press in 2010, 112 pages. Paperback (N4190P1)
Brand New Book
From the front cover: During the 17th and 18th centuries Bristol had the largest fleet of privateers in Great Britain. The number of vessels and men far outnumbered the slaving ships operating from the same port. A 'Letter of Marque' gave the Captain the power to attack any of the Sovereigns enemies, but this licence was much abused and led to piracy on a grand scale...
This book offers the reader an insight into the lives and times of these Buccaneers and their adventures in the caribbean, the Coast of Darien and into the Great Southern Ocean and New Spain. They were extremely daring, fearless and skillful seamen, resourceful and at times incredibly brutal but their exploits have fired the imagination of numerous writers and they have become the stuff of myth and legend
The booklet includes several small of black and white photographs and drawings
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