Under the Bloody Flag: Pirates of the Tudor Age

Appleby, John C. (2009) Under the Bloody Flag: Pirates of the Tudor Age. History Press, Stroud. ISBN 9780752448510

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Abstract

Long before Blackbeard, Captain Kidd and Black Barty terrorized the Caribbean, the seas around the British Isles swarmed with pirates. Thousands of men turned to piracy at sea, often as a makeshift strategy of survival. Piracy was a business, not a way of life. Although the young Francis Drake became the most famous pirate of the period, scores of little-known pirate leaders operated during this time, acquiring mixed reputations on land and at sea. Captain Henry Strange ways earned notoriety for his attacks on French shipping in the Channel and the Irish Sea, selling booty ashore in south-west England and Wales. John Callice, and his associates, sailed in consort with others, including another arch-pirate, Robert Hicks, plundering French, Spanish, Danish and Scottish shipping, in voyages that ranged from Scotland to Spain. The first British pirates led erratic careers, but their roving in local waters paved the way for the more aggressive and ambitious deep-sea piracy in the Caribbean

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Pirates — Great Britain — History — 16th century. Piracy — Great Britain — History — 16th century. Great Britain — History, Naval — Tudors, 1485-1603.
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > History and Politics
Depositing User: Susan Murray
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2013 09:43
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2015 07:46
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/269

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