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Pirate hunter : the life of Captain Woodes Rogers

Author: Graham A Thomas
Publisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England : Pen & Sword Maritime, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On 2 August 1708 Captain Woodes Rogers set sail from Bristol with two ships, the Duke and Duchess, on an epic voyage of circumnavigation that was to make him famous. His mission was to attack, plunder and pillage Spanish ships wherever he could. And, as Graham Thomas shows in this tense and exciting narrative, after a series of pursuits and sea battles he returned laden with booty and with a reputation as one of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Woodes Rogers; Woodes Rogers
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham A Thomas
ISBN: 184415808X 9781844158089
OCLC Number: 455386451
Description: xi, 176 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Rogers family --
The Spanish empire --
An idea takes shape --
The voyage begun --
An amazing discovery --
The sack of Guayaquil --
Battles at sea --
Bad blood --
From poverty to governor --
The new governor --
Rogers and the pirates --
Rough justice --
Spain attacks --
Back in England --
The governor returns.
Responsibility: Graham A. Thomas.

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On 2 August 1708 Captain Woodes Rogers set sail from Bristol with two ships, the Duke and Duchess, on an epic voyage of circumnavigation that was to make him famous. His mission was to attack, plunder and pillage Spanish ships wherever he could. And, as Graham Thomas shows in this tense and exciting narrative, after a series of pursuits and sea battles he returned laden with booty and with a reputation as one of the most audacious and shrewd fighting captains of the age. He was then appointed governor of the Bahamas by George I with the task of suppressing the pirates who roamed this corner of the Caribbean and preyed on its shipping. He was equally successful as a privateer and pirate-hunter in an age when brutality and ruthlessness were the law of the sea.

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