Buccaneers 1620–1700

Buccaneers 1620–1700

Elite 69
  • Author: Angus Konstam
  • Illustrator: Angus McBride
  • Short code: ELI 69
  • Publication Date: 25 Jun 2000
  • ISBN: 9781855329126
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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Before the era of great pirates in the early 18th century, there was an even more bloodthirsty phase of attacks in the Caribbean known as the 'Buccaneering Era'. For over 50 years, English, French and Dutch buccaneers launched a series of devastating attacks on Spanish towns, ports and shipping. Well-known buccaneers such as Captain Henry Morgan carried out their raids under the protection of the English crown, and in 1692, the French even used buccaneers to help its army capture the great Spanish city of Cartagena! Elite 67, 69 and 74 are also available in a single volume special edition as 'Pirates'.

Biographical Note

Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands and is the author of over 20 books for Osprey. Formerly the Curator of Weapons in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London, he also served as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. His maritime titles for Osprey include Elite 67: Pirates 1660-730, and Elite 70: Elizabethan Sea Dogs 1560-1605. Angus lives in Edinburgh.Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles in the past three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He worked in advertising agencies from 1947, and after national service, emigrated to South Africa. He now lives and works in Cape Town.

Contents

Introduction Background and Sources The Spanish Main Early Bucanneers Buccaneering Crews The Buccaneering Art of War Buccaneer Captains and Characters Buccaneer Strongholds Buccaneer Booty Buccaneering Fleets Flags and national identity Bibliography The Plates

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