HI127 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Bartholomew Roberts, Howell Davis, Pirate Code

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Pirates Lecture 15? Nov 9
Golden Age V Bartholomew Roberts
What as Bartholoe Roert’s sigifiae to the history of the Golde
Age of piracy?
o Themes:
Success British commerce
Pirate code
Style
Defeat
British expansion
Background
Born 1682, Permbrokeshire, Wales
o Under the name of John Roberts
1695: To sea
1718: Barbados merchant ship
1719: Slave ship: Princess
Becoming a Pirate
June 1719:
o Anomabu, Ghana
o Princess attacked
o Royal Rover, Royal James
o Howell Davis
Roberts and his Welsh partner Davis formed a strong
bond/liking of each other
Shared secrets from their crew by speaking in Welsh
Roberts joined up
Roberts the Captain
Late June, 1719:
o Davis killed
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