A letter of marque delineated the difference between “pirate” and “privateer.” A government — usually a monarch — would designate a particular ship and captain to continue doing more or less what they’d been doing (pillaging and plundering) but against enemies of the state. Any private vessel could become an unofficial naval enforcer, but in this case there were no legal consequences, or trials for piracy… at least while whoever issued the letter of marque considered it convenient.
Famous privateers included Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, Henry Morgan and Jean Lafitte.
[The image shown is in our Iachos base, but the color will appear the same in this base]
Danu is a beautiful, blissfully soft, single-ply DK yarn. It has luxurious loft and works up gorgeously, but offers the practicality and durability of superwash fiber. It is a delightful superwash Merino, in a heavy DK weight that is particularly well-suited for cozy hats, mitts, and cowls.
240 yards / 100 gr
100% Merino wool
DK weight / 1 ply