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WEBSITES

Official site of Queen Anne's Revenge: http://www.qaronline.org/

Expedition Whydah for pirate treasures and mysteries: www.whydah.com

Pirates on National Geographic: www.nationalgeographic.com/pirates

Captain Pat Croce: www.patcroce.com

PUBLICATIONS

Cordingly, D. (Ed.) (1996). Pirates: Terror on the High Seas - From the Caribbean to South China Sea. New York: Turner Publications.

Cordingly, D. (1997). Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates. Boston: Mariner Books.

Davis, K. (2003). See-Through Pirates. Philadelphia: Running Press Kids.

Earle, P. (2006). The Pirate Wars. New York: St. Martin's Griffin.

Johnson, C. (1724). A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pyrates.

Konstam, A. (2007). Pirates - Predators of the Seas: An Illustrated History. New York: Skyhorse Publishing.

Little, B. (2005). The Sea Rover's Practice: Pirate Tactics and Techniques, 1630-1730. Dulles: Potomac Books.

Marx, J. (1992). Pirate and Privateers of the Caribbean. Malabar: Krieger Publishing.

Pennell, C.R. (Ed.) (2001). Bandits at Sea: A Pirates Reader. New York: NYU Press.

Platt, R. (2007). Pirates. New York: DK Eyewitness Books.

Rediker, M. (1993). Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Sherry, F. (1986). Raiders and Rebels: The Golden Age of Piracy. New York: William Morrow and Co.

Skowronek, R. (Ed.) (2006). X Marks the Spot: The Archaeology of Piracy (New Perspectives on Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology). Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

Talty, S. (2007). Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign. New York: Crown Publishing.


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  • In 1671, when Henry Morgan sailed from Port Royal, Jamaica to sack and plunder Panama, his fleet consisted of 37 vessel, ranging from 4-gunners to 22-gunners.

  • Captain Kidd received a letter of marquee from King William III to seize any French ships during his search to capture pirates. Instead, he captured an Indianman resulting in the beginning of his pirate career.

  • The cook onboard a pirate ship was usually a disabled pirate who was allowed to stay on the ship if he could make food that didn't kill the pirate crew.

  • In September 1718, following months of successful plundering raids, the pirate crews of Blackbeard and Charles Vane rendezvoused on Ocracoke Island (North Carolina) for a wild, weeklong bacchanal.

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