Publisher: Chartwell Books
Size: 10.35 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 208
Previous edition: New York: Metro Books, 2009.
Previous edition: New York: Metro Books, 2009.
1677. On a late-summer's evening, two ships lurk off the coast of southwest Ireland. Seventeen-year-old Hector Lynch wakes to the sound of a pistol shot as the Barbary corsairs raid his village, and he and his sister are snatched. Separated from each other, Hector is sold at auction in Algiers, and thrown into a bewildering world where life is cheap and only the quick-witted survive.In North Africa, Hector befriends fellow captive Dan, a Miskito Indian from the Caribbean, and the two men convert to Islam to escape the horrors of the slave barracks - only to become victims of the deadly warfare of the Mediterranean. Serving aboard a Turkish ship, their vessel is sunk at sea and by a savage twist of fortune they are chained to the oar bench of a French galley.Desperate to find his sister, Hector finally stumbles on the chilling truth of her fate when he and Dan are shipwrecked on the coast of Morocco.
This exciting scholarly work examines Dutch maritime violence in the seventeenth-century. With its flourishing maritime trade and lucrative colonial possessions, the young Dutch Republic enjoyed a cultural and economic pre-eminence, becoming the leading commercial power in the world. Dutch seamen plied the world's waters, trading,exploring, and colonizing. Many also took up pillaging, terrorizing their victims on the high seas and on European waterways. Surprisingly, this story of Dutch freebooters and their depredations remains almost entirely untold until now. Piracy and Privateering in the Golden Age Netherlands presents new data and understandings of early modern piracy generally, and also sheds important new light on Dutch and European history as well, such as the history of national identity and state formation, and the history of crime and criminality.
Butler offers engaging biographical portraits of some of the most famous pirates, privateers, and naval raiders to ply the Carolina waters. Covering 150 years he sketches the lives of eight intriguing characters. Penetrating the myths surrounding these legendary figures, he uncovers the compelling true stories of their lives and adventures. 32 illustrations, 6 maps, notes, bibliography, index.
As Hector Lynch is diving for Spanish plunder in the sparkling waters of the Caribbean, he and his companions are captured by a French ship. Trying desperately to make their escape, they are shipwrecked on a tiny island near Jamaica. Hector's wife is waiting for him in Tortuga, and as he knows he has to somehow make his way back to her; meanwhile she decides to undertake the hazardous journey to find him. As Hector's voyages continue, he soon finds himself on the run across the high seas, accused of piracy...
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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2010 in the subject History Europe - Other Countries - Middle Ages, Early Modern Age, grade: B13, University of Wales, Newport, language: English, abstract: This investigation will examine the English State's and latter British Empire's evolving relationship with pirates, buccaneers and privateers as well looking into how far they contributed to laying the foundations of the British Empire in the Caribbean. The investigation will identify numerous ways in which these outlaws contributed to the basis of an Empire as bands of men, but also as individual men - pointing the investigation into examining individual Captains themselves and assessing the significance of their endeavours. Pirate, privateering and buccaneering warfare tactics will also be scrutinised as the significance of their methods cannot be ignored in the defence of British colonies in the New World. Throughout the investigation, various primary materials will be used to help re-enforce arguments where needed. In addition, numerous prominent historians in this field will be made reference to, and used in order to help structure the argument that in order to fully appreciate Britain's history of Empire, the significance of robbers on the high seas cannot be ignored.
A fascinating history of piracy from its early days to the middle of the last century, when the establishment of British naval power signalled its virtual demise. Since piracy is surrounded by much myth and folklore, the author has succeeded in ridding the subject of some of its popular misconceptions, without detracting from the extraordinary achievements of the pirates. In most cases their lives were unromantic, sordid and likely to end on the gallows; but they were also capable of heroic feats of bravery and endurance, and those very attributes could, on some occasions, change the course of international history.