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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.

The Pirate History Podcast Matt Albers

    • Maatschappij & cultuur

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 148 - Femme Fatale

    Episode 148 - Femme Fatale

    In the 1670s King Louis XIV was the most powerful Monarch in world. France stood atop the cultural and military pyramid of Europe, but the cracks were beginning to show. The decline of France and her King began when one beautiful, dangerous woman introduced nefarious elements into the court.

    • 42 min.
    Episode 147 - The Sun Was High

    Episode 147 - The Sun Was High

    This is the story of the French Zenith, through the lens of foreign policy and war. King Louis XIV came into his majority and almost immediately began a series of wars that made him the most powerful and influential monarch in Europe. It's good to be the king.

    • 46 min.
    Episode 146 - Playing Mars

    Episode 146 - Playing Mars

    Today we're talking about the second Fronde, which was a formative political event in the lives of many young sailors who would go on to sail west and become buccaneers.

    • 31 min.
    Episode 145 - Before The Dawn

    Episode 145 - Before The Dawn

    In our lead up to the Nine Years War, we're talking about France. This is the early reign of King Louis XIV. That means the power struggles within the Bourbon Dynasty, Cardinal Richelieu, Cardinal Mazarin, a host of powerful women, and the Fronde.

    • 42 min.
    Episode 144 - Well Grounded

    Episode 144 - Well Grounded

    This is the end of our story on the French Buccaneers involved with the Second Pacific Adventure. They were on the home stretch, but not without significant obstacles on their journey home.

    • 36 min.
    Episode 143 - Men or Devils

    Episode 143 - Men or Devils

    The aftermath of a battle is a time for reflection on merit, the afterlife, and the giving of thanks. However, when you have to fight another battle and then run from 1,000 very angry enemies, some of that can fall by the wayside.

    • 31 min.

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