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Piracy Defined Through the Ages

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Walking the Plank: An Associated Image

In The Golden Age of Piracy: The Truth Behind Pirate Myths, I’ve devoted an entire chapter to this myth of walking the plank. The image above is of a Dutch flotilla commanded by Captain Lambe…

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A Brief Interlude: An Early Skull & Crossbones at Sea

Invariably as one of my books is published, my continued research uncovers relevant information ranging from corrections to supplementary material. In the past I have posted this information in a p…

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El vetusto puerto de Lepanto

Al refugio del Golfo de Patras, en la zona de Etolia-Acarnania, se encuentra el puerto y municipio de Nafpaktos (Naupacto) más conocido como Lepanto, nombre dado por los venecianos a principios del…

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Messina: Anno 1571

El puerto de la “Nobile Cittá di Mesina”*(1), en Sicilia, Italia, tuvo un papel crucial en la pugna por el Mediterráneo del siglo XVI, cuando fue el lugar escogido por la Santa L…

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A Sailor’s Possessions

The sea chest is a common piece of material culture seen among stereotypes of pirates and sailors in the Age of Sail.  Many people imagine a variety of items locked away within these chests, from f…

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Portuguese/Armada Fleet 1588 I

THE SAN MATEO AT THE BATTLE OF THE AZORES, 1582 The battle fought off the Azores in 1582 was probably the first major naval engagement in history to be fought out of sight of land. When Spain conqu…

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English Piracy After the Armada II

TRIUMPH AND ARK ROYAL, 1592 The aim of this plate is to highlight the differences between two of the most powerful ships in the Elizabethan Navy Royal. The Triumph was a galleon of 740 tons, built …

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English Piracy After the Armada I

THE LAST FIGHT OF THE REVENGE, 1591 In the summer of 1591, the Revenge, commanded by Sir Richard Grenville, took part in an English expedition to the Azores. Lord Howard’s fleet was surprised…

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The Authentic Image of the Real Buccaneers of Captain Blood: His Odyssey by Rafael Sabatini.

The dashing image in the banner above–in which Peter Blood’s posed-for-the-camera attack has been parried by the equally posed Captain Levasseur, and Blood needs to recover quickly befo…

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