The cover jacket of “Pirates of Barbary” by Adrian Tinniswood. Source: Riverhead Hardcover via Bloomberg
Adrian Tinniswood is the author of “Pirates of Barbary.” Source: Riverhead Hardcover via Bloomberg
Lewis Lapham of Lapham’s Quarterly in New York. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
On Aug. 4, 1639, William Okeley sailed from the Isle of Wight on the Mary, bound for South America. He was captured by pirates and taken to Algiers, where he was paraded in front of the pasha, Yusuf II, before being sold at the slave market.
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