Sins Dyed In Blood

Sins Dyed In Blood

The Lost Pirate of Blackbeard’s Golden Age
By Paul Brown
Superelastic Single Shot eBook
Longer than a magazine article
Shorter than a full-length book
12,000 words = approx 70 mins reading time

Sins Dyed In Blood: The Lost Pirate of Blackbeard’s Golden Age tells the story of Edward Robinson, the ‘Newcastle Pirate’, who sailed with Blackbeard during the Golden Age of Piracy in the early 1700s. It follows the search to uncover Robinson’s story, and covers a journey from Newcastle upon Tyne, where the Newcastle Pirate was born, to Charleston, South Carolina, where he met a brutal fate. Along the way, the book unmasks Blackbeard, discovers the wreckage of his sunken ship, and reveals the real rum, sodomy and lash lifestyle of pirates.

From the cover: ‘Edward Robinson was a British pirate who sailed with Blackbeard during the Golden Age of Piracy in the early 1700s. Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, local legend says he fled to sea after slitting a man’s throat and dumping the body in the river. Robinson crossed the Atlantic to the Caribbean and the Americas, where he lived under a black flag, attacking ships, plundering gold, and murdering those who got in his way. In 1718, he was captured and sentenced to death by hanging in Charleston, South Carolina. “You caused your terror to be on all that haunt the sea,” his Judge told him, “and your sins are dyed in blood.” Almost 300 years later, Robinson has been virtually forgotten, and his story obscured by pirate myths and clichés. Was he really a murderous sea-robber, and did he deserve his brutal fate? Paul Brown retraces Robinson’s voyages on a quest to uncover the true swashbuckling story of the Newcastle Pirate.’

Read about Edward Robinson at Expost Magazine

“Strange tale of Newcastle’s very own real-life pirate of the Caribbean” – Newcastle Chronicle

“Real-life Captain Jack Sparrow was a Geordie pirate” – Daily Star

“British writer connects pirate dots” – Charleston Post & Courier

Product details

Format: eBook
Published: March 2015
Publisher: Superelastic
Superelastic Single Shot eBook
Longer than a magazine article
Shorter than a full-length book
12,000 words = approx 70 mins reading time