Episode 10

Ep10: The Story of Black Bart the Pirate

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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Alice The Backtracker

Hello there! My name is Alice and this is The Backtracker History Show Podcast where I ask you to join me on a meander down through the archives to find out more about the people, places and events from the past.

From tales of pirates and privateers to murderers, tragic accidents to war time escapades, this podcast has it all.
The show is originally aired on Bradley Stoke Radio, in Bristol, England, before being released into the wild in the form of a podcast.

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