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By Colin Woodard

Here's the genuine tale of the British Royal Navy's fight with the best pirate gang of all time. Drawing on records in nice Britain and the U.S., award-winning journalist and writer Colin Woodard separates truth from fiction, revealing the true motivations and struggles of Blackbeard, Black Sam Bellamy, Calico Jack Rackham, and extra.

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For . . ” With only 40 men, HMS Swift was considered so undermanned that Candler forbid her to leave the harbor unaccompanied. Larger vessels were just as vulnerable. When the 24-gun Seaford arrived in the Leeward Islands in May 1717, Governor Walter Hamilton was immediately concerned she would be unable to stand up to the pirates. The Seaford was “such a small bauble” that she “would be in danger of being overpowered” were she to confront the pirates, he told the Admiralty. The governor was forced to cancel a planned tour to some of his colony’s far-off islands when La Buse was sighted in the area, and when he finally did make the trip a few months later, a Blackbeard sighting “gave the people of St.

By the fall, Edward Thatch, better known as Blackbeard, was in command of a 250-ton slaver, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, with 40 guns, 200 men and two escorts: a 12-gun sloop and a 10-gun brigantine. ” There was no naval force capable of stopping him outside of Port Royal harbor. Fear stalked the navy’s commanding officers, creeping into their reports to the Admiralty. Sloops-of-war, which had spearheaded anti-piracy operations in 1715–1716, were now considered prey. “The Tryall sloop takes this opportunity to go to her station at Antigua [but] it [is risky] for her to venture alone,” Commodore Bartholomew Candler, the senior officer on Jamaica, reported in July 1717.

The pirates may have been defeated and dispersed, but their memory – and rogue hero status – could never be expunged. com � Colin Woodard All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, in any form or by any means, without permission in writing from the publisher.

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