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]
A versatile and beautiful yarn with the softest hand. It works up gorgeously as mitts, shawls, and pretty much anything else. This single-ply construction yarn, spun from superwash Merino wool combines smooshy loft with stunning stitch definition.
400 yards, 100 grams
100% merino wool
Fingering weight/ Single ply