In the time that follows many high profile pirates

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in the time that follows, many high-profile pirates were tried by pirate- hunting squadrons and hung o Charles vane is chased along the coast of Carolina Manages to escape these squadrons Stede Bonnet - “the gentleman pirate” o well educated, well connected, had money, social status o possesses one of the most prosperous sugar plantations in Barbados o quite different from the rest of those he sailed with o his motivations for piracy? result of a bad marriage? disorder of the mind? we don’t know his motivations for being a pirate he seemingly had it all but he turned to pirate for some reason o he refuses the pardon and is one of the first to be caught - His execution: the hanging (13 November, 1718) o Taken to Charlestown to be tried He was treated as a gentlemen ( he was lodged in a private house and 1 guard ) didn’t look like he was going to receive the same treatment as his men He and his two officiers flee and escape for about a week and then they are caught agan 29 of his men are sentenced to death by hanging A lot of publicity around this o caught, he escapes, caught again, then hung for real publicly Charles Vane ( 1680-1720) - Becomes unpopular with his crew because hes very cautious and nervous surrounding plunder , suspicious of his men ( there were ransom out for him) o Went for a month at sea with no new prices, low on food and rum o Very few safe havens to go into o Begins to loose confidence from his grew - When they are going to attack a French ship, the crew is thirsty for a fight but Vane doesn’t want to fight and he flees
o Against the wishes of many of his crew o There was vote and “Calico” Jack Rachham is voted as the new captain Calico accused Vane of being a coward - Vane and his followers are given a vessel and sent away o They aren’t killed because there is a pirate code o Venture down to Belize ,conduct a few raids, storms drives them to shore o sent to Jamaica with his crew, tried and hung (March 1720) decaying body was placed in a cage in Port Royal and was hung there for several years gross reminder of what would happened if you turned to this life - was a very well recognized pirate that began a symbol “Calico” Jack Rackham ( 1682-1720 ) - calico = text tile smuggler imported from India - becomes one of the most wanted Pirates - offered a pardon again by Rogers in 1719 (England may be going to war against Spain, willing to overlook your previous crimes and be an asset for them) and asked to serves as a privateer o mainly because it looks like England may be going to war against Spain o Rogers fears that they don’t have enough navel in the the carribean so he wants to recruit pirates to become a privateer to go to war against spain o initially accepts, but war doesn’t really take place o Rackham turns to piracy once again, accompanied by Anne Bonnie and Mary Read Edward Teach/Thatch AKA Blackbeard ( 1680-1718) - Referred to as the demon captain o Very tall o Long beard, wild eyes o Explosive temper - English -

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