Kernowland Cast of
Book cover picture: Louise
Captain Pigleg has a ship called The Revenger.
Some of his characteristics are taken from a real pirate in history, Captain Blackbeard, who used to set fire to his hair with lighted tapers to make people so
scared of him that they would give up without a fight if his band of pirates came over the horizon.
Jack Trelawny has taken this historical fact and changed it around in his stories so that Pigleg's
whole head ingites when he gets angry.
Link: Captain Blackbeard at National Geographic
Some like the image of
Captain Pigleg above, whilst older readers often prefer the one below.