Victor Suthren is a Canadian writer and historian with a special interest in maritime history. A former Director General of the Canadian War Museum, he has written seven adventure novels about the sea, as well as, histories including The War of 1812, and biographies of James Cook and de Bougainville. He lives with his family in Merrickville, Ontario.
Black Flag of the North
The incredible story of a man called â€śKing of the Piratesâ€ť who burst from the waters of early Canada to become a terror of the seas
He was tall, dark, and handsome, he wore fine velvets and lace, and in four tumultuous years he tore the guts out of the Atlantic. Bartholomew Roberts took over four hundred ships and rarely lost a fight at sea in his short, spectacular reign. He set the Atlantic aflame from the Grand Banks to Brazil, and by blood and fire won his reputation as the fearless and feared King of the Pirates.
Cast in a gripping narrative that combines historical accuracy with a novelistâ€™s flowing prose, Black Flag of the North tells the story of Robertsâ€™s dramatic life, from his boyhood in rural South Wales through his days at sea in the slave trade, culminating in the stunning events in Canada that opened his four-year piratical career, to his fiery end beneath British guns off West Africa.