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Adrian Tinniswood

Just let me get this out of the way, Messrs Nicholls and Williams. Raleigh, Ralegh, Rawleigh or Rawley – I don’t care how you spell it. What you...

Early 17th century England saw the emergence of pirates, much romanticised creatures whose lives were often nasty, brutish and short. Adrian Tinniswood examines one such career.