جزيرة لوندي قرب الشاطى الغربي
أحتلها الجزائريون لسنين و كانو يغارون على المدن الساحلية ويبيعون اهلها عبيد في الجزائر العاصمة. المصادر كثيرة في النت
Following this outrage, the government commissioned Captain Sir John Pennington, himself a former pirate and now in command of HMS Vanguard, to end the pirate menace once and for all. His was given absolute powers, but even so two pirates were reported at Lundy the following year, and Algerian rovers were using the island as a base in 1635
The Bristol Channel towns were once targets for pirates slavers and the dreaded corsairs from Algeria
. While Bristol pirates were off plundering Spanish treasure ships, other freebooters were turning the tables by raiding the Bristol Channel.The feared Algerian corsairs sailed up from the Barbary Coast ( North Africa ) to harass ships and even attack coastal towns.
In 1630, for instance, corsairs landed near Weston-super-Mare and carried off men and women from a village.
They joined the 30,000 slaves from Britain, France, Spain and as far north as Iceland, who were used as slave labour in Algeria and Morocco.http://www.flickr.com/photos/brizzlebornandbred/2095489316/[img]