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Privateers and Pirates 1730-1830, Paperback / softback Book

Privateers and Pirates 1730-1830 Paperback / softback

Illustrated by Angus McBride

Part of the Elite series


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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 64 pages, 60 b&w and 10 colour illustrations, bibliography
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781841760162



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