Bartholomew Roberts

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Mark Cartwright
by Benjamin Cole
published on 17 August 2021

A colourised engraving from c. 1724 of Bartholomew Roberts (aka Black Bart Roberts), the notorious Welsh pirate (c. 1682-1722). The illustration shows the various flags Roberts flew to bring fear and capitulation from his victims. (From an edition of 'A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pyrates' by Daniel Defoe/Charles Johnson).

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Cole, B. (2021, August 17). Bartholomew Roberts. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cole, Benjamin. "Bartholomew Roberts." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 17, 2021.

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Cole, Benjamin. "Bartholomew Roberts." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Aug 2021. Web. 08 Feb 2023.