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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 11:09 PM
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77. What dates were your ancestors doing this "roving" about
Edited on Sun Aug-03-08 11:09 PM by autorank
The book makes the case that the pirates were the capable mod level folks who hit a ceiling and sought
more, ambitious bourgeois, and the ambitious and brave common folks who were tired of the nonsense and
hierarchy of jolly old (the resurgent Diggers or maybe Ranters ;). They formed a mighty fleet that
headquartered at Isle Saint Marie, Madagascar, using that as their capitol. They had a functioning
democracy and were the scourge of the seas for about 40 years, late 1600's on as I recall Very
appealing. You will love that first chapter.
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