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Each day we offer you at least one different Fact of the Day, which is usually Pirate orientated:
Fact of the Day:-

Edward England, born Edward Seegar in Ireland, was a famous African coast and Indian Ocean pirate, operating from 1717 to 1720. The ships he sailed on included the Pearl (which he renamed The Royal James) and later the Fancy, for which England exchanged the Pearl in 1720. His flag was the classic Jolly Roger with a skull above two crossed thigh bones on a black background.


Fact of the Day:-

Captain Howell Davis (or Davies) (ca. 1690 – June 1719) was a Welsh pirate. A clever and charming man, Davis, when he tried the pretence of being a privateer in order to kidnap the governor of the Portuguese island of Príncipe, the governor saw through it. Davis was invited to call at his fort for a glass of wine. On the way there, the pirates were ambushed and Davis shot dead. Bartholomew Roberts was elected to succeed him and later raided the island in retaliation. Davis's piratical career lasted just 11 months, from July 1718 to June 1719.


Fact of the Day:-

Dating from 1664, the Bristol pub 'The Llandogger Trow' is said to be the influence for 'The Admiral Benbow' in Treasure Island.