I am working on a reconstruction of the early 17th century in England. I am combining text and images. The text for this image is:
Title: “Will He Come Home?”
A youthful English merchant was captured by the Barbary pirates on December 29, 1631, and kept a prisoner for seven years: “There is no calamitie can befall a man in this life which hath the least parallel to this of Captivitie.” He slept over his oar one hour in twelve and rowed under ceaseless lashing.
Carl Bridenbaugh “Vexed and Troubled Englishmen 1590-1642” p. 235