These wooden plaques depict famous pirates from the Golden Age of piracy, and their famous flag ships.Stede Bonnet (c.1688 – 10 December 1718) is remembered because of his unusual route in piracy, called ‘The Gentleman Pirate’, Bonnet became a pirate after turning away from the life of a moderately wealthy landowner. In the summer of 1717, Bonnet bought a sailing vessel, and hired a crew to sail it due to his inability to sail a ship. Among his paid crew was the famous Edward Teach, otherwise known as Blackbeard. After a series of failures in capturing ships, Bonnet’s crew abandoned him to join Blackbeard aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge. After finding another ship and crew, Bonnet returned to piracy a year later, this time with more success; however he was captured on Sullivan’s Island in South Carolina and hanged in Charleston on 10 December 1718. Original illustration.
'The Royal James'. Stede Bonnet
Small prints on antique style paper, mounted to actual antique salvaged wood, and hung with twine. 3.5" x 4.5"