The 1718 Hanging of Stede Bonnet, Gentleman Pirate

When: Wednesday, November 28th 2018, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Where: Charleston County Public Library Auditorium, 68 Calhoun Street, 29401

Three hundred years ago this month, Stede Bonnet, the so-called "gentleman pirate" from Barbados, was tried and convicted here in Charleston for piracy on the high seas. Bonnet and his crew were hanged at "White Point," but the exact location of their execution and burial is unclear. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a brief review of Bonnet's career, trial, and execution, and advice for anyone seeking the location of his pirate bones.