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:

And you can find the original show notes here:

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