Piracy, Turtles & Flying Foxes by William Dampier

William Dampier (1651-1715) spent the last part of the 17th century travelling around the world three times, by accident.  He was arguably the most unsuccessful pirate to ever live to tell the tale. Dampier first told his tale in A New Voyage Round the World which is considered to be the first great travel book in English.   When he was low on funds, which … Continue reading Piracy, Turtles & Flying Foxes by William Dampier