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Captain Morgan returns to Jamaica and attempts to settle down and live a life of peace. The monarchs of England and Spain had other ideas though. Morgan meets his greatest foe yet, and is forced to make a choice.
Don Alonso del Campo y Espinosa, an agent of the King of Spain, arrives in the Caribbean on the hunt for Captain Henry Morgan.
Captain Morgan returned home to Port Royal a hero. His home city welcomed his men with open arms, but international politics and the threat of Spain pushed him back out to sea. Disaster awaited him there.
In the years after the Thirty Years War thousands of French sailors and refugees fled France in the wake of royal oppression. One of these young men, a promising Naval officer, found himself in Tortuga and joined the fleet of…
From 1625 to 1648 Europe fought a general war that wouldn’t be matched until the time of Napoleon. This war built the world that would forge Henry Morgan & the Buccaneers, and set the stage for the Golden Age of…
The Thirty Years War was the event that forged the world of Henry Morgan and the Buccaneers. We discuss the politics and conflicts that led to the war and the opening moves in one of Europe’s most important periods.
It’s our pirate Christmas special. We explore Christmas in the age of sail and how real pirates recorded spending their holiday. Happy Holidays!
Captain Morgan’s raid on Portobelo would be possibly the most controversial of his career. His alleged barbarism there would haunt him for decades. The question remains: what exactly happened on the coast of Panama in summer 1668?
Morgan embarks on a mission of retribution that nearly ends in disaster while Francois l’Olonnais has greater success using much more brutal methods.
For Halloween we look at the myths and legends that terrified pirates and seafaring men from the dawn of time until today. Davy Jones Locker, Mermaids, Kraken and The Flying Dutchman.