The Pirate Menace: Uncovering the Golden Age of Piracy

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By Angus Konstam
£25 | Hardback
Published by Osprey Publishing

Written by one of the world’s leading pirate experts, this new account examines the most notorious pirates in history. The Golden Age of Piracy, which spanned a few brief years in the 18th century, was a time when some of the most notorious pirates in history roamed the seas.

This was when legendary figures like Blackbeard, ‘Calico Jack’ Rackam, Charles Vane and ‘Black Bart’ Roberts threatened the established world order, played havoc with maritime trade and instigated a reign of terror on the high seas, from the Caribbean to the shores of Africa.

The Pirate Menace tells the story from its origins among the buccaneers and privateers of Jamaica through to its heyday, when the Americas were held in thrall by pirates. It then traces the way the authorities dealt with this burgeoning threat and hunted the pirates down one by one, until the last of them were eradicated. At the centre of this vast web was the port of Nassau in the Bahamas, which for a few years was a pirate haven like no other in history. The pirates of Nassau were at the very heart of the pirate menace.

Angus Konstam, one of the world’s leading experts on piracy, brings his 30 years of research to this exciting new study. Drawing on letters, memoirs, newspapers, crime reports, archaeology and the trials of the pirates themselves, he has weaved together a fascinating and definitive new history of the Golden Age of Piracy.

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