Following the pirate scourge of the early 18th century, sea captains took to privateering as a means of making money. A form of nationally sponsored piracy, it reached its peak during the American Revolution, with the fledgling American navy relying on privateers to disrupt British shipping between England and the rebellious colonies. It details the privateer captains of the golden age of "state-sponsored piracy" - men such as John Paul Jones, Jean Lafitte, and Benito de Soto. It includes episodes such as Bonhomme Richard's epic battle with HMS Serapis

Privateers and Pirates 1730-1830

Author: Angus Konstam

Title: Privateers and Pirates 1730-1830

Series: Elite

First Published by: Osprey Publishing


Format: PB

Date: 21 May 2001

ISBN-10: 1841760161

ISBN-13: 9781841760162




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