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Lewis Scot

Golden Age of Piracy - Chapter Decoration

Background

Lewis Scot (?? - ??) was a British buccaneer who was the first Englishman to begin the practice of raiding and plundering the Spanish coastal settlements in the West Indies. According to Alexander Exquemelin who wrote about Scot in his book De Americasche Zee Roovers (1678) his career was not that long. One of his most famous exploits were raids on the city of Campeche where he ransomed the city back to the Spanish.

Lewis Scot - Pirates of the Spanish Main (1888)

Lewis Scot - Pirates of the Spanish Main (1888)

Following this Exquemelin writes that he retired with his fortune to the buccaneering haven of Tortuga. Not much else is known about this buccaneer.

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