Who was the real Stede Bonnet, The Gentleman Pirate?

If you have been watching Taika Waititi's (What We Do in the Shadows, Jojo Rabbit, Thor: Ragnarok) goofball pirate comedy, Our Flag Means Death, you've likely heard that the main character, Stede Bonnet, is based on an actual 18th century pirate. On this episode of Biographics, Simon offers a brief history of this strange man who basically spent a year cosplaying a pirate, likely as the result of a midlife crisis.

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