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Pirates 1660–1730 (Elite) (Paperback)

Pirates 1660–1730 (Elite) By Angus Konstam, Angus McBride (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Angus Konstam, Angus McBride (Illustrator)
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This is book number 67 in the Elite series.


This book gives an accurate picture of the pirates who sailed in the waters of the Caribbean and off the American coastline during the 'golden age' of piracy between 1660 and 1730. It traces the origins of piratical activity in the 16th century and examines the Boucaneer (Buccaneer) culture in Jamaica and Hispaniola. It details what drove individuals to a life of piracy, how they dressed, their weaponry, the ships they used and the codes by which they operated. Whether viewed as villains or victims the Pirates were a major threat to shipping and commerce in the western Atlantic for more than 70 years.

About the Author

Angus Konstam hails from Orkney, off the north of Scotland. He has written widely on naval history, most recently Hunt the Bismarck and The Convoy. A former naval officer, he has worked as a museum curator in the Royal Armouries, Tower of London and the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a former Chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland. Now a full-time author and historian, he has returned to live in Orkney.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781855327061
ISBN-10: 1855327066
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: October 30th, 1998
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Elite