Black Flag of the North
Bartholomew Roberts, King of the Atlantic Pirates
HISTORY / Maritime History & Piracy
Aug 04, 2018
6 x 9 x 1 in | 280 gr
- Author Bio
The incredible story of the “King of the Pirates,” who burst from the waters of early Canada to become a terror of the seas.
He was tall, dark, and handsome, he wore fine velvets and lace, and in four tumultuous years he tore the guts out of the Atlantic. Bartholomew Roberts took over four hundred ships and rarely lost a fight at sea in his short, spectacular reign. Black Flag of the North tells the story of Roberts’s dramatic life, from his boyhood in rural South Wales through his days at sea in the slave trade. He set the Atlantic aflame from the Grand Banks to Brazil, and by blood and fire won his reputation as the fearless and feared king of the pirates.
- A gripping historical retelling of the true story of the “King of the Pirates” whose death marked the end of the "Golden Age of Piracy"
- In his day, Bartholomew Roberts (1682–1722) was an infamous pirate, and is said to be the inspiration behind the "Dread Pirate Roberts" depicted in the film The Princess Bride
- After being captured by pirates in 1719, Roberts rose to command them, bursting from obscurity with a daring raid in Nova Scotia, where he captured 22 vessels with a single ship, to become a terror of the high seas
- Written like a suspenseful novel, but meticulously researched and told with first-hand expertise
- Author was Director General of the Canadian War Museum and is an experienced tall ship sailor, who brings authentic details and realism to his portrayal of life on a pirate vessel
- Author has written several historical novels focused on the seas, and has authored or edited six nonfiction works of military and naval history
- Author is a specialist in the history and culture of the sailing ship and flintlock era
For more information contact
Elham Ali, email@example.com
Black Flag of the North provides a good overview of the period, while succinctly entertaining readers with the meteoric rise and fall of the man often referred to as ‘King of the Pirates.'
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