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The True & Complete Memoirs of the Pyrate Captain Extraordinaire!
The Illustrious Captain, John ‘Bartholomew’ Roberts
The Most Successful Pyrate of ALL Time!

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The Memoirs are over 300 pages in length.  PLUS... Full index; 140 different pictures/charts/maps; Lengthy bibliography; Concise time table; Glossary: Containing terms used, Various Types & Parts of the Ships, Description of islands visited; Full-Size Wall Map of the Cap’n’s Entire Journey; A complete list of crew taken at Cape Corso; One line of the Cap’n’s family tree dating from his father to present; A copy of the Cap’n’s brother's Will (written in Welsh w/English Translation); A copy of Cap’n Roberts Articles; & lastly an 8x10" full color photo of Cap’n Roberts. The latter four are suitable for framing. This book does not contain any writings, happenings or pictures of other Pirates or their lives, beyond what directly involves Cap’n Roberts, nor will the reader be, at any time, diverted away from Cap’n Roberts. ISBN: 1599719398 --- $29.95 1st Class S&H inc.

Captain Thomas Anstis

In 1718, Anstis (who was British) sailed under a Welsh Captain, Hywel Davies until he was murdered in June, 1719.   Afterwhich Bartholomew Roberts’, also a Welshman, was elected Captain. During the time that Captain Roberts captured an 18 gun Brigantine in the West Indies (which was renamed the Good Fortune).   As they approached Africa in April, 1721, Anstis was made Captain of the Good Fortune & shortly thereafter he made off with the ship.   Anstis sailed to the Carribbean where he plundered 3 or 4 Merchant ships.   Sometime later, Anstis seized a large ship, the Morning Star, armed with 21 guns.   John Fenn (also British, started his piratical career sailing with Roberts) became her Captain.   Unfortunately these two Captains could not get along & together they decided to quit pirating.   They petitioned the king for pardons stating they were forced into piracy by Captain Roberts.   While awaiting a response they camped on an unihabited island off Cuba.   By August 1722, nine months, without a response they decided to return to their piratical activities.   A Storm at Sea A storm came upon them & Fenn's ship, the Morning Star, was wrecked on Grand Cayman Island & while Anstis was saving Fenn & his crew, two British warships arrived on the scene.   Fortunately, Anstis had the devils own luck & in the heart of this crisis the savage winds died down, which allowed the pirates to row the Good Fortune to safety.   After getting under sail again they went on the hunt, capturing another ship to replace Fenns.   In fact they seized several ships.   In April 1723 the pirates were careening their ships at Tobago when they were surprised by a warship & again Fenn's ship was lost & he fled into the woods only to be captured a day later.   He was tried and hanged at Antigua.   Anstis', on the other hand, luck was holding & he managed to out sail the warship.
For unknown reasons his crew mutinied & Anstis was murdered.

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