Bartholomew Roberts was described as a tall, attractive man, who loved expensive clothes and jewelry. He was often seen dressed in a gorgeous crimson waistcoat with an expensive hat which had a unique red feather. Even in battles he was well-dressed. On his chests, there was a heavy gold chain with a diamond cross hanging to it. And yet, this dashing young man was the most successful pirate that ever lived and you can hear all about it in this podcast.
"For I have dipped my hands in muddied waters, and withdrawing them find 'tis better to be a commander than a common man!" Bartholomew Roberts to his crew, on becoming their captain, 1719.
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