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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"

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