Colonial Virginia's War Against Piracy: The Governor & the Buccaneer

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Governor Francis Nicholson of Virginia was a proven pirate hunter and law enforcer. By the spring of 1700, his concerns about pirate activity in the Chesapeake Bay and rivers of Virginia had reached a fever pitch. Nicholson was unimpressed with the HMS Essex Prize and its commander, John Aldred, who had been tasked with keeping colonial shores safe from smuggling. The HMS Shoreham was sent to Virginia to secure the area from the scourge of piracy, and its arrival brought some relief. The arrival of the ship La Paix, commanded by buccaneer captain Louis Guittar, brought Nicholson to high alert and ready for action. Author Jeremy R. Moss tells the stories of Nicholson and Guittar through their fateful battle on the Lynnhaven Bay.
ISBN: 9781467152198
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Images: 29
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jeremy R. Moss is an accomplished real estate developer, lawyer and lobbyist living in Jacksonville, Florida. Jeremy is an emerging author and freelance historian, and his research is focused on piracy and early colonial maritime history. Jeremy’s first book, The Life and Tryals of the Gentleman Pirate, Major Stede Bonnet, was met with significant interest and praise. When not working or writing, Jeremy is a family man and can be found telling stories of adventure and buried treasure to his three young sons (
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