Starz. Black Sails Season 3. The True Life of Pirate Charles Vane.
Black Sails is a dramatic adventure TV show created by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine for Starz. Set on New Providence Island during the Golden Age of Piracy, it’s a prequel to the novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Black Sails debuted online for free on January 18, 2014 and on cable television a week later on January 25, 2014. On July 26, 2013, Starz renewed the show for a ten-episode second season, which premiered on January 24, 2015. A success! The series was renewed for a third season on October 12, 2014, before its second season had started airing.
“In 1715, West Indies, the pirates of New Providence Island threaten maritime trade in the region. The laws of every civilized nation declare them hostis humani generis; enemies of all mankind. In response, the pirates adhere to a doctrine of their own….war against the world.”
Thus, Captain Flint brings on a younger crew member to fight for the survival of. Real life pirates that are fictionalized in the show include Anne Bonny, Benjamin Hornigold, Jack Rackham, Charles Vane, Ned Low, and Blackbeard. Today, ten things about Charles Vane.
1.- Charles Vane was an English pirate who died on March 29, 1721.
2.- His pirate career lasted from 1716 to 1719.
3.- He was among the pirates who operated at New Providence, in the Bahamas, known as the Pirates’ Republic, after the British abandoned the colony during the War of the Spanish Succession.
4.- In 1716, he began serving under the infamous pirate Henry Jennings.
5.- In 1718, the King George I of England sent a royal pardon for all pirates who wished to return to an honest life.
6.- Henry Jennings accepted the pardon but Charles Vane became the leader of those who refused the pardon.
7.- His flagship was a brigantine named the Ranger.
8.- Vane was infamous for his cruelty toward the crews of captured vessels.
9.- His final blow came after his ship was wrecked in a storm in February 1719.
10.- He was executed by hanging at Gallows Point, Port Royal, Jamaica.
Actor Zach McGowan plays the role as Charles Vane in Black Sails Season 3. What do you think about actor and character? Tell us your opinion now.