Pirate Captains' Flag blanket - Stede Bonnet
Pirate Captains' Flag blanket - Stede Bonnet

Pirate Captains' Flag blanket - Stede Bonnet

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Stede Bonnet pirate flag blanket with Black & White patterned plush minky fleece back and edging fabric.  Polyester batting filled. Size 54" x 42".  Comes with a parchment with the folllowing information on this pirate captain:

                                                 Stede Bonnet

                                             Gentleman's Pirate

                                                    Died 1718

Bonnet came from a wealthy family and was a "man of letters"or literate.  Bonnet became bored with life on shore with his shrew of a wife and decided to turn to piracy.  Although a learned man  he did not always make the best decisions. In 1717 he "bought " his own pirate ship- something unheard of pirate history and even paid his crew out of his own pocket.  His second bad decision was to befriend Blackbeard for a while. Blackbeard convinced Bonnet to leave his ship in Blackbeard’s care while Bonnet went and surrendered.  After being duped by Blackbeard, Bonnet was pardoned and promptly began pursuing Blackbeard.  He even named his new ship the Revenge.  Eventually he and his ship the Revenge were captured and he was hung for piracy in 1718.  He never did get his revenge on Blackbeard.