• Swashbuckling Tales of West Country Pirates
Bristol Maritime Heritage

Swashbuckling Tales of West Country Pirates

Author: Peter James Martin

These Swashbuckling Tales are based on real characters who sailed out of and into West Country ports during the last 1,000 years. 

Garnished with folklore and brought to life with colour illustrations by Stanley Hurr, they make fascinating reading.

Tales include the story of the infamous Blackbeard of Bristol who became the scourge of the Caribbean. Eventually cornered by the Royal Navy in 1718, he only died after receiving 20 cutlass wounds, the last of which decapitated him. Legend has it that his torso swam around his flagship, chased by the parrot that had been his companion  for 10 years.


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