In a slothful peace both courage will effeminate and manners corrupt. — Francis Bacon

Barbary Rovers: Peeps at History - John Finnemore



This book gives a short but fascinating history of the Barbary pirates from the time the Moors were driven from Spain in 1492 until the overthrow of Algeria by France in the late 1800's. For nearly four hundred years, the Barbary pirates were the terror of the Mediterranean and took thousands of Christian European captives. The story of their depredations is both tragic and entertaining.

[Book Cover] from Barbary Rovers by John Finnemore
Corsairs chasing a galleon
CORSAIRS CHASING A GALLEON.


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