A podcast about the Golden Age of Piracy in the Caribbean, the real men and women that threatened the trade and stability of the Old World empires, the forces that led them to piracy and the myths and stories they inspired.
Famous names like Captain Henry Morgan, Henry Avery, Charles Vane, Mary Reed, Anne Bonny, Black Bart Roberts, Ned Low, and Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach will rub elbows with Queens, Kings, Popes, rebellious monks, Caribbean Natives, African Slaves and notorious governors like Woodes Rogers.
History, high seas adventure, myth and magic, voodoo, treachery, biography and freedom await.
Episode 185 - An Enemy of All Good
William Phips returned from the Battle of Port Royal in triumph. He leveraged that into political clout, and finally into the governorship of Massachusetts. His first days as governor though, were consumed by dark forces.
Episode 184 - The Battle of Port Royal
In the aftermath of the 1689 French raid on Maine, the people of Massachusetts planned a counterattack. That operation included a number of pirates, privateers, and puritans we have met before.
Episode 183 - Outlaw Brotherhood
Today we're discussing pirate politics, and the claims commonly made about pirate ideology. With a brief foray into all of world history from 1776 to the modern day.
Episode 182 - The Battle of Bantry Bay
The Battle of Bantry Bay was the first sea battle between England & France since 1545 and the first major sea battle of the Nine Years War. It also includes a ton of people who are important to our story before they were important.
Episode 181 - The Last Council of the Brethren of the Coast
Pay no attention to the title behind the curtain.
Episode 180 - A Rash Proud Coxcombe
Edward Davis and Bachelor's Delight ran into a number of complications upon returning to the English colonial world.
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This is one of my my favourite podcast. Matt is a great story teller and I’m loving learning about the history of pirates. Thank you.
History made interesting
When history, trade and religion are put in perspective and language explained. I love love love this podcast
a brilliant podcast
This podcast has taught me more about history than any other! A wonderful production!