The Stede Bonnet monument Charleston, SC

The Stede Bonnet monument Charleston, SC

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High Barbary. Check out Gable's review of Elizabeth Enright's The Four-Story Mistake here: http://chaptersandscenes.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/gable-reviews-the-four-story-mistake/

High Barbary. Check out Gable's review of Elizabeth Enright's The Four-Story Mistake here: http://chaptersandscenes.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/gable-reviews-the-four-story-mistake/

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The hanging of pirate Stede Bonnet in Charleston, 1718. Bonnet was sometimes called "The Gentleman Pirate" because he was a moderately wealthy landowner before turning to a life of crime. Bonnet was born into a wealthy English family on the island of Barbados, and inherited the family estate after his father's death in 1694. Despite his lack of sailing experience, Bonnet decided to turn to piracy in the summer of 1717. He became a sailing companion of the infamous Blackbeard aboard 'The…

The hanging of pirate Stede Bonnet in Charleston, 1718. Bonnet was sometimes called "The Gentleman Pirate" because he was a moderately wealthy landowner before turning to a life of crime. Bonnet was born into a wealthy English family on the island of Barbados, and inherited the family estate after his father's death in 1694. Despite his lack of sailing experience, Bonnet decided to turn to piracy in the summer of 1717. He became a sailing companion of the infamous Blackbeard aboard 'The…

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A wealthy planter from Barbados, Bonnet got sick of his nagging wife. He did the only logical thing: he bought a ship, hired some men and sailed out to become a pirate. The only problem was that he didn't know one end of the ship from the other! Fortunately he soon fell in with none other than Blackbeard himself, who showed the rich landlubber the ropes. Bonnet's flag was black with a white skull over a bone in the middle: on either side of the skull were a dagger and a heart.

A wealthy planter from Barbados, Bonnet got sick of his nagging wife. He did the only logical thing: he bought a ship, hired some men and sailed out to become a pirate. The only problem was that he didn't know one end of the ship from the other! Fortunately he soon fell in with none other than Blackbeard himself, who showed the rich landlubber the ropes. Bonnet's flag was black with a white skull over a bone in the middle: on either side of the skull were a dagger and a heart.

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December 10, 1718: Stede Bonnet, the “Gentleman #Pirate,” was hanged in South Carolina.

December 10, 1718: Stede Bonnet, the “Gentleman #Pirate,” was hanged in South Carolina.

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Stede Bonnet

Stede Bonnet

Stede Bonnet- From wealthy landowner to villain on the sea

Stede Bonnet- From wealthy landowner to villain on the sea

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