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George Anson

Golden Age of Piracy - Chapter Decoration

Background

He was a British officer and his most famous exploits were after the Golden Age of Piracy but he took a Spanish treasure galleon, taking 1,313,843 pieces of eight. Spain and England were at war with each other at the time so Anson had a free hand to attack Spanish shipping and ports in search of treasure. He also circumnavigated the globe in an age when that was still a difficult achievement. In fact, o

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