postheadericon Books about Pirates

Well-known books about pirates and also pirate tales are largely set in the classic era of buccaneering within the Caribbean (from about 1560 right up until the middle of the 1720s). Numerous pirates came to the Caribbean right after the last part of the War of the Spanish Succession. Numerous folks remained in the Caribbean and turned out to be pirates shortly following the conflict. Others, the buccaneers, arrived throughout the mid-to-late 17th century and tried making a living by farming and hunting pigs on a number of islands. Though forced by Spanish raids and even possibly failure of their ways of making a living, they ventured into a more profitable career, specifically piracy. Amongst the most renowned Caribbean pirates are Calico Jack Rackham, Edward Teach, also called “Blackbeard”, and Henry Morgan.

Some other famous books about pirates deal with piracy off the shorelines of North America, especially the south-eastern coast. Some pirates who operated in the Caribbean often sailed north to attack targets off the current day eastern seaboard of the United States. Perhaps the most famous of which was Blackbeard who worked in the southern parts of America, attacking ships, plus he even blockaded Charleston in South Carolina. Later on in the 19th century Jean Lafitte turned out to be the final buccaneer pirate along with his army of pirates along with his navy of pirate vessels which worked primarily inside the Gulf of Mexico.

Here is some moreinformation regarding books about pirates:

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Captain BloodBy Rafael Sabatini

A high-seas adventure of the 1680’s.

Dr. Peter Blood, an Irish doctor, is wrongfully accused of treason in the aftermath of the Monmouth rebellion in 1685. He is sent to the island of Barbados in the Carribean to be sold into slavery.

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The Sea-HawkBy Rafael Sabatini

The Sea Hawk is another pirate adventure novel penned by Rafael Sabatini, author of Captain Blood. It was originally published in 1915 and is set in the late 16th century.

Sir Oliver Tressilian, a typical English sea-faring gentleman, is villainously betrayed by his jealous half-brother and is accused of murder. Sir Oliver is kidnapped off the Cornish coast, and forced to serve as a slave on a Spanish galley.

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