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date: 20 September 2019

Crab, Johnlocked

(c. 1280–c. 1352)
  • Elizabeth Ewan

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Crab, John (c. 1280–c. 1352), pirate and merchant, was probably born in Muiden in Flanders. Active as a pirate from at least 1306, he was the most notorious of the Flemish privateers who preyed on English shipping during the Scottish War of Independence. His nephew ...

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