C O M M A N D E R J. W. M A Y N A R D
Aboard the Adventure in 1718, Lieutenant Robert Maynard tortures, then shoots and kills Blackbeard
Commander James William (JT) Maynard operates for His Majesty's Royal Navy as part of a special operations department in the Ministry of Defence (MOD). He is concerned to ensure that British naval archaeology is protected and restored to the Crown, or appropriately designated a war grave.
He is a distant relative of the famous Lieutenant Robert Maynard who on November 22, 1718 captured and killed the pirate Blackbeard at the Battle of Ocracoke. He keeps this to himself in the main, where few people are aware of the history relating to piracy, thus would not normally make the connection.
In his official capacity, he can authorize payments for expeditions to secure maritime antiquities that may be deemed of heritage value. He can also commission British naval forces to carry out recovery sorties, and/or support third party efforts that may be allied to the interest of the Crown. Including cooperating with other navies, where appropriate.
He does though have an agenda of his own, on a back-burner, looking for the treasure that his ancestor failed to secure. Hence, is apt to fund and be party to archaeological expeditions that may yield clues as to the whereabouts of the missing pirate gold. He is thus, more than a little interested to learn of John Storm's discovery of Henry Morgan's mausoleum in submerged Port Royal. He is also keen to get close to the action, seeing the proposed expedition of Lord Huntington as a way to get a naval presence in the Caribbean, hopeful that such juxtaposition might yield results.
For this reason, at a meeting of the British Geographical Society, he offers to part fund an expedition, suggested by Lord Huntington, with support from the Members and Sir Rodney Baskerville. To be codenamed: Operation Hispaniola.
Only gold, silver and gemstones were worth anything to captains of old. The currency was easy to trade and did not corrode, so ideal to be secreted in the most inhospitable environments. The idea of promissory notes must have seemed like madness to them, where kings and queens could not be trusted from one minute to the other to honour their promises.
CAST OF - "TREASURE ISLAND: BLACKBEARD'S CURSE & PIRATES GOLD"
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