HI127 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Bartholomew Roberts, Howell Davis, Pirate Code

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Sec0on essay you pick one topic and read the two articles. Which article is presented better, but more importantly which article is more persuasive and based on better research. Golden age v: bartholomew roberts: what (cid:449)as bartholo(cid:373)e(cid:449) ro(cid:271)erts" sig(cid:374)ifi(cid:272)a(cid:374)(cid:272)e to the history of the golde(cid:374) age of pira(cid:272)y, themes: success british commerce, pirate code, style, defeat and british expansion. Some records show he might have had experience on the sea at an early age, but not certain: 1718: barbados merchant ship as crew member, 1719: slave ship: princess. Crew member on a slave trading ship. June, 1719: began his career as a pirate in anomabu (ghana) Royal rover, royal james jacobite names for ships commanded by pirates. Captain was howell davis - welsh: roberts joined up without much choice. Roberts and davis got along as they were both welsh and could speak their language without the rest of the crew knowing what they were talking about.

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