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By Carl Fellstrom

The Gangs of Nottingham: A examine in Organised Crime

Traces the roots of Nottingham's gangs, revealing how monetary dislocation and the conflict of cultures among operating type white citizens and black immigrants from the Fifties onwards created an alienated underclass who grew to become to crime. within the Nineties, a much more malignant breed of organised felony took over - in demand crime households regarded to manage the leisure drug exchange and by way of 2002 shootings have been working at one every week. Hoods is a sobering account of what occurs while the rule of thumb of the gun supplants the rule of thumb of legislation and worry stalks the streets.

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The food at the beginning of a voyage wasn’t too bad; it might consist of biscuit, salt beef, meal, cheese, and beer. But the beef went bad, the beer turned sour, and the biscuit and meal attracted weevils. Dysentery and scurvy were both common. These horrors lay in store for every mariner, whether he sailed as a pirate, a merchantman, or a member of His Majesty’s navy. But aboard a private vessel, discipline was relatively relaxed. When the pirate captain John Jennings fell for an Irish whore and installed her in his cabin, for example, his crew burst in on the couple and lectured him on his lax morals, which they blamed for a recent run of bad luck.

22 According to another Englishman named Richard Parker who was in Morocco at the time to trade woolen goods for sugar, Ward made a hasty retreat and tried his luck next at Salé, on the Atlantic coast. Arriving there late in 1604, he sold his goods, victualed and trimmed his vessels, and recruited more men—mostly, it seems, from Parker’s own ship, the Blessing , which was left so undermanned that the merchant thought he would never get back to England. He was left with little choice but to hitch a ride with the pirates.

Most prodigal and plucky. Sleeps a great deal. . 1 Tunis, with the harbor of La Goulette in the foreground. The National Library of Israel, Shapell Family Digitization Project, Eran Laor Cartographic Collection, and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Dept. of Geography, Historic Cities Project This unprepossessing word picture is the only information we possess about the physical appearance of the greatest pirate of his age. Half man, half legend, John Ward was the arch-pirate, the corsair king of popular folk culture.

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