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.
While Captain Morgan was away on his 22 month raid Jamaica got a new Governor and Lieutenant Governor – none other than Henry’s uncle Edward Morgan. Morgan, Mansveldt and The Brethren of the Coast weather shifting alliances and disastrous raids….
Avast ye bilge lickin’ dogs! Talk Like a Pirate Day be comin’ quick me hearties! It’s time we talk arrr, timber shivering, plank walkin’ and pirate accents. And, of course, William Shakespeare. Obviously.
Captain Henry Morgan, to the horror of his Governor and King, sails west into the Gulf of Mexico to raid the Yucatan peninsula. He sails the entire Caribbean coast of Central America raiding and pillaging all the while.
We take a break from our story to look at the tools Captain Morgan and The Brethren of the Coast used on their upcoming raids. These are the ships, firearms and victuals that were the foundation of pirate life.