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Seawolves : pirates & the Scots

Author: Eric J Graham
Publisher: Edinburgh : Birlinn, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many Scots sought their fortune on the high seas during the turn of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Some became well-respected pirate hunters, other suffered at the hands of pirates. Eric Graham explores all the elements of Scotland's connections with piracy, including the trial that triggered the Act of Union in 1707. It charts the life and times of those who followed the 'skull and cross bones' as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Graham, Eric J.
Seawolves.
Edinburgh : Birlinn, 2005
(OCoLC)607665864
Online version:
Graham, Eric J.
Seawolves.
Edinburgh : Birlinn, 2005
(OCoLC)626119021
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric J Graham
ISBN: 9781841583884 184158388X
OCLC Number: 59138664
Description: xxx, 223 pages, [16] pages of plates (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Captain Macrae & the pirates --
Lord Archibald Hamilton & the pirates of New providence --
Robert Louis Stevenson & the pirates --
The pirates of Craignish Loch --
The Scottish slavers & the pirates --
John Gow: the Orcadian Pirate --
The Scots & the pirate crews --
Daniel Defoe, Sir Walter Scott & the pirates --
The Company of Scotland & the Madagascan pirates --
The piracy trial of Captain Green --
Heaman & Gautier: the last pirates in Scottish waters --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Eric J. Graham.

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'The Seawolves' is a thorough examination of Scots connected to piracy, whether they are victims or villains, real or literary. It concentrates mainly on the legendary golden age of pirates between  Read more...

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