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Crew of Bartholomew Roberts:
Led by Bartholomew Roberts
Anstis , Thomas: an early 18th-century pirate, who served under Captain Howell Davis and Captain Bartholomew Roberts, before setting up on his own account, r...
Armstrong : Born in London. A deserter from the Royal Navy. One of Captain Roberts's crew taken by H.M.S. Swallow, from which ship he had previously des...
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Ships:
  • Fortune (1720), unknown type, 26 cannons
  • Royal Fortune, formerly Onslow, (1720), frigate, 42 guns
  • Rover, unknown type, 10 guns
  • Royal Rover, (1720), sloop-of-war, 32 Guns, wit...
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The Blackest Day:
  • Celebration held upon the death of Captain Bartholomew Roberts, marks the day in which the Golden Age of Piracy came to an end
The Pirates' Who's Who:
(P. Gosse, 1924)
Welsh pirate.

Born 1682. Died 1722.

If a pirate is to be reckoned by the amount of damage he does and the number of ships he takes there can be no doubt that Captain Roberts should be placed at the very head of his profession, for he is said to have t...
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Treasure:
  • 1718-1722, takes £130,000, a diamond studded gold cross, and an unknown Portuguese treasure Galleon. Managed to plunder over 400 ships & kept several, off the coast of Brazil
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