Pirate Hunter: The Life of Captain Woodes Rogers

Graham A. Thomas

Date Published :
April 2009
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
20 illustrations
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ISBN : 9781844158089
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches

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ISBN : 9781526760777
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6 inches
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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.

About The Author

Graham A Thomas is an author and a historian.


"A kind and generous biography of Captain Woodes Rogers."

- Naval Historical Foundation

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