SYMHC Classics: Stede Bonnet, the Gentleman Pirate


An engraving of Stede Bonnet from a 1725 edition of "A General History of the Pyrates." Public domain

Today we revisit our 2013 episode on Stede Bonnet, who left his family in 1717 and became a pirate. Despite having no seafaring experience, Bonnet's brief career as a pirate was eventful, including a stint aboard Blackbeard's ship and raids along the Atlantic coast of North America.

Here's the original episode: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/stede-bonnet-the-gentleman-pirate.htm

And you can find the original show notes here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/blogs/missed-in-history-stede-bonnet.htm

Topics in this Podcast: SYMHC Classics