Picture Of Edward Low With Pistol And Bowl Of Punch

Picture Of Edward Low With Pistol And Bowl Of Punch

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The pirate Edward Low with a pistol and bowl of punch, from A Pirate's Own Book (1837).

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Edward Low

Many stories from the famous Golden Age of Piracy tell the tales of notorious pirate captains, but none can claim that Edward Low was not one of the vilest and cruelest pirate captains of that time. Here you can find out more about his life, from the early age of crime to the heights and lows of his pirate career.

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