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The Notorious Edward Low: Pursuing the Last Great Villain of Piracy’s Golden Age
August 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Following the War of the Spanish Succession (1702–1713)—generally known in the Americas as Queen Anne’s War—a dramatic, decade-long wave of sea-robbery plagued the Atlantic rim. Often glamorized as the “Golden Age of Piracy,” that period saw such colorful pirate leaders as Edward “Blackbeard” Teach, Charles Vane, and “Calico Jack” Rackham and his henchwomen Anne Bonney and Mary Read. Outdoing any of these, a Boston-based laborer, Edward Low, left his mark on pirate history as a “monster,” the most vicious and sadistic raider of them all.
Join historian Len Travers for a talk about his book “The Notorious Edward Low: Pursuing the Last Great Villain of Piracy’s Golden Age.”
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