This Side of the Pond

Notes from and Uprooted Englishwoman

 

April 1, 2021



Of all the treasure chests buried during the Golden Age of Piracy, not a single one has ever been found. Thanks to British television presenter Richard Hammond, I stumbled across this fact last week and at first found it tough to believe – until I remembered that those troves of gold and silver belonged to the most famous thieves in history.

We know there are pirate hoards out there, it’s just a matter of finding them. Perhaps the most famous belongs to Edward Teach, a British privateer from the early 18th century.

Now, privateers were not quite the same as pirates. They still harassed...



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