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PIRATE KILLERS The Royal Navy and the African Pirates

The Royal Navy and the African Pirates  

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The incredible story of how the Royal Navy defeated the menace of the Barbary Pirates whose daring raids in shipping in the Mediterranean, Atlantic and even around the British Isles made them the terror of Europe. In an age when African piracy is again a menace, this book is both thrilling and topical.
One hundred and fifty years ago the Royal Navy fought and won a daring campaign against ruthless pirates. On West African shores they killed ‘The King of the Pirates', Bartholomew Roberts and captured his fleet. Scores of his men were executed by the Admiralty Court. On the Barbary Coast of North Africa pirates preyed on Mediterranean and Atlantic shipping as they had done for centuries, and terrorized the populations of coastal towns as far away as Britain. To them, piracy was a way of life, and the great sea-powers of the day couldn't stop them. Then, in one of the most remarkable – and neglected – anti-piracy operations in maritime history, the Royal Navy confronted them, defeated them and made the seas safe for peaceful trade. Graham A. Thomas's compelling study tells the incredible story of one of the most pernicious episodes in the history of African piracy. Based on documents at the National Archives and other original sources. It gives a fascinating inside view into the way in which the Royal Navy responded to the menace of piracy in the nineteenth century.


Product Code: 22588
Author: Graham A Thomas
ISBN: 9781848842403
Format: HB 224 pp Published Price £19.99
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