Murderous 1600s pirate hid out in US colonies with impunity


              Metal detectorist Denise Schoener, of Hanson, Mass., searches for historic coins and artifacts in a farm field in Little Compton, R.I., Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. One coin at a time, the ground is yielding new evidence that in the late 1600s, Henry Every, one of the world's most ruthless pirates, wandered the American colonies with impunity. Schoener found a 17th century silver coin with Arabic inscriptions in 2019 in a field in Little Compton. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              Metal detectorist George Mallard, of Hanover, Mass., displays what he said is likely a piece of lead that could have been a projectile for an historic firearm, while searching for artifacts and coins in a farm field in Little Compton, R.I., Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Mallard found a 17th century silver coin with Arabic inscriptions in a field in Tiverton, R.I., in 2018. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              Metal detectorist Denise Schoener, of Hanson, Mass., searches for historic coins and artifacts in a farm field in Little Compton, R.I., Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. One coin at a time, the ground is yielding new evidence that in the late 1600s, Henry Every, one of the world's most ruthless pirates, wandered the American colonies with impunity. Schoener found a 17th century silver coin with Arabic inscriptions in 2019 in a field in Little Compton. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              Metal detectorist George Mallard, of Hanover, Mass., displays what he said is likely a piece of lead that could have been a projectile for an historic firearm, while searching for artifacts and coins in a field on a farm, in Little Compton, R.I., Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. One coin at a time, the ground is yielding new evidence that in the late 1600s Henry Every, one of the world's most ruthless pirates wandered the American colonies with impunity. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              Metal detectorist Jim Bailey holds an optical magnifier while sitting for a photograph, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Warwick, R.I. Bailey, who found a 17th century silver coin with an Arabic inscription in the ground in Middletown, R.I., believes the coins were plundered in 1695 by English pirate Henry Every from Muslim pilgrims sailing home to India after a pilgrimage to Mecca. One coin at a time, the ground is yielding new evidence that in the late 1600s, every one of the world's most ruthless pirates wandered the American colonies with impunity. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              Four 17th century silver coins with Arabic inscriptions rest together on a table in Warwick, R.I., Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. The coin, at top left, was found in Connecticut, while the other three were found in Rhode Island. One coin at a time, the ground is yielding new evidence that in the late 1600s, every one of the world's most ruthless pirates wandered the American colonies with impunity. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              Metal detectorist Jim Bailey uses an optical magnifier while examining 17th century silver coins with Arabic inscriptions, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Warwick, R.I. Bailey, who found a 17th century silver coin with an Arabic inscription in the ground in Middletown, R.I., believes the coins were plundered in 1695 by English pirate Henry Every from Muslim pilgrims sailing home to India after a pilgrimage to Mecca. One coin at a time, the ground is yielding new evidence that in the late 1600s, every one of the world's most ruthless pirates wandered the American colonies with impunity. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              Late 17th century silver coins with Arabic inscriptions, below, and a gold nugget, above, rest on a table in Warwick, R.I., Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Metal detectorist Jim Bailey believes the gold nugget, found in a potato field, in Little Compton, R.I., about a mile from where the silver coins were found, likely originated somewhere along Africa's Gold Coast, a center for the slave trade in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              Metal detectorist Denise Schoener, of Hanson, Mass., searches for historic coins and artifacts in a farm field in Little Compton, R.I., Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. One coin at a time, the ground is yielding new evidence that in the late 1600s, Henry Every, one of the world's most ruthless pirates, wandered the American colonies with impunity. Schoener found a 17th century silver coin with Arabic inscriptions in 2019 in a field in Little Compton. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              Metal detectorist Denise Schoener, of Hanson, Mass., searches for historic coins and artifacts in a farm field in Little Compton, R.I., Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. One coin at a time, the ground is yielding new evidence that in the late 1600s, Henry Every, one of the world's most ruthless pirates, wandered the American colonies with impunity. Schoener found a 17th century silver coin with Arabic inscriptions in 2019 in a field in Little Compton. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Murderous 1600s pirate hid out in US colonies with impunity