The True & Complete Memoirs of the Pyrate Captain Extraordinaire!
The Illustrious Captain, John ‘Bartholomew’ Roberts
The Most Successful Pyrate of ALL Time!
Credit, Debit or E-check --- Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!.
In Circa 1700, their ship was wrecked on a reef off Madagascar. While they were trying to dislodge their ship from the reef, Howard & others stole all the treasure.
A time later, Howard became the victim and was marroned while hunting when his companions made off with the treasure. Finally George Boot came along & Howard was rescued & joined the crew. After Booth's death, Howard sailed under John Bowen. In 1701, Bowen ship, the Speaker was wrecked. They eventually went to Augustine's Bay & Howard stayed behind & took up residence there for awhile.
Howard recruited another band with which he took the Prosperous, a thirty-six gun ship. Howard was elected her captain & in 1702 rejoined Bowen. In March 1703 they plundered the British merchantman Pembroke off Johanna Island in the Comoros Islands. In August 1703, the two were found in the Red Sea where they captured two Indian ships with more than £70,000 in booty.
They sailed to Rajapura, India & divided the booty, then the crews united on board the largest of the Indian ships. Howard did not stay with them however, retiring a very wealthy man on the Indian coast.
Daniel Defoe states: "Howard married a Woman of the Country, and being a morose ill natur'd Fellow, and using her ill, he was murder'd by her Relations."
Click Here to sail back to V’lé’s
‘Buccaneers, Privateers & Swashbucklers’
DON'T leave this site before visiting:
The Illustrious & Uncomparable
Captain Bartholomew Roberts
THE most successful pirate of ALL time!