#On This Day – Pirates

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

#OnThisDay

Aaaarr you bunch of bilge rat lubbers!

It’s only #TalkLikeAPirateDay! Why not join the celebrations, embrace all things piratical, and with cutlass raised, join our two sea dogs on an adventure along the Spanish Main. From Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island to the real Admiral Benbow, from the Irish ‘Pirate Queen’ Grainne O’Malley to the exploits of Anne Bonny and Mary Read, James and Sam sail the high seas to discover that this unexpected history is all about: copy-right law and pen names, pamphlets and mass marketing, state sanctioned violence and control, booty and plunder! AAAAARRRrrhhh!

To discover more about the unexpected history of pirates, listen to our podcast on pirates!

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