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Thread #63880 Message #1041085
Posted By: Amos
24-Oct-03 - 11:23 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: How Barbary Pirates Learned Their Trade
Subject: Folklore: How Barbary Pirates Learned Their Trade
In tracing the roots of the sea-ballad "High Barbary", I ran across this fascinating account of the terrible career of Jack Ward, English pirate, who trained the pirates of the Barbary Coast how to conduct their piracy effectively.
A rich and wonderful story, too good not to share around!