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A Privateer Hero talk via Zoom

From 21 September 2021 19:30 until 21 September 2021 21:00
Categories: Wallasey Group Events
Tags: Wallasey
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Gavin Chappell joins us, via Zoom, at 7:30pm on Tuesday, 21st September, to tell us about Wallasey's Forgotten Privateer hero.

In the Mediterranean of the 18th century Fortunatus Wright, born in Wallasey, struck fear into the heart of the French.

He had fled an unhappy marriage to settle as a merchant in Tuscany and when one of his ships was plundered by a French privateer, he vowed to take revenge - and so began a private war against the enemies of the Crown....