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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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Did you know?

  • At the height of its popularity, Port Royal, Jamaica had one drinking house for every ten residents. In July 1661 alone, 41 new licenses were granted to taverns.

  • Pirates wore an earring to ensure they died with at least one piece of treasure to buy their way into 'Fiddler's Green' (sailor's paradise in heaven).

  • The reason you've heard of most well known pirates is that they were captured and killed, or brought to trial where their exploits were recorded. But pirate captain Henry Every was made famous because he evaded capture after his piratical exploits.

  • Many pirates had eye patches, peg legs, or hooks. Ships in the 17th and 18th century were extremely dangerous places to work, so pirates would commonly lose limbs or even eyes during battle. 

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