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Discussion in 'The Blind Parrot' started by BlackFootRoberts, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. BlackFootRoberts

    BlackFootRoberts HoO Team Member Provisional 3D Artist

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    So i've been researching more and more about the golden age.

    So far, i've got about 4-5 books on.

    What books do you recommend on it?
     
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    Hornblower series all the way!
    Also Captain from Connecticut by the same author.
     
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    Hope some of these may be of interest to you :read

    Books written at the time:-

    A General History of the Robberies & Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates - by Capt. Charles Johnson ( sometimes listed as by Daniel Defoe)
    Edition edited by Manuel Schonhorn is best but any will do.

    The Buccaneers of America - by A O Exquemelin - covers the Jamacian pirates/ privateers of the 1660's to 1680's


    General Books about the Pirates & the way they lived:-

    Life Among The Pirates ( in USA titled Under the Black Flag) - by David Cordingly
    Pirates Adventurers of the High Seas - by David F Marley
    Daily Life of Pirates - by David F Marley

    Short biographies of Pirates & others associated with them:

    Pirates and Privateers of the Americas - by David F Marley ( single volume published 1994) covers period 1650-1700
    Pirates of the Americas - by David F Marley ( Two volumes published 2010) updated version of previous book covers period 1650 - 1725.

    Both books cover several hundred people

    Biographies:

    Harry Morgan's Way - by Dudley Pope - biography of Sir Henry Morgan 1635-1684
    If a Pirate I Must Be... - by Richard Sanders - biography of Bartholomew Roberts
    The Republic of Pirates - by Colin Woodard - covers Blackbeard, Sam Bellamy, Charles Vane and Woodes Rogers ( the Bahamas pirates of the 1710's & 1720's)

    History of the Naval Campaign against Piracy:

    The Pirate Wars - by Peter Earle

    The Law and how it changed:

    Pirates of the British Isles - by Joel Baer
    Looks at how the laws changed to combat piracy ( removal of trial by jury etc.) - compares the careers of Henry Morgan - William Dampier - Henry Avery - William Kidd - Blackbeard - Bartholomew Roberts.


    If you are interested in the original documents of the time ( trail reports- Newspapers - etc.) :-

    British Piracy in the Golden Age - History and Interpretation 1660-1730 - edited by Joel H Baer ( 4 volumes - very expensive :shock )


    :cheers
     
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    A Cruising Voyage Round The World
    by Woodes Rogers ;)

    and fiction, why not
    Treasure Island
    by R.L Stevenson

    if you aint got it.
     
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    ANSEL Corsair Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    And don't forget Captain Marryat. Since he was a navy officer and captain, he knows what
    he tells us, from his own life, and some of his books are real good ones.
     
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    Thes looks very interesting @Talisman , thanks :pirate07:
     

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