Episode 54 – The War of the Reunions

 

     Christmas, 1683. King Louis XIV invaded The Holy Roman Empire in a bid to claim the western bank of the Rhine. At that exact moment Laurens de Graaf attacked one of the jewels of the Spanish Empire. He was called a pirate despite his Letter of Marque, but if so, his piracy was remarkably unprofitable and played perfectly into Louis’ war aims.

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Sources Used In This Episode - Ep 54

Book TitleAuthorAbeBook Link
The Pirates PactDouglas R. BurgessPurchase Here
Pirates Of The AmericasDavid F. MarleyPurchase Here
Raiders And RebelsFrank SherryPurchase Here
Buccaneers of the Caribbean Jon LatimerPurchase Here
The Pirate WarsPeter EarlePurchase Here
Villains of All Nations Marcus RedikerPurchase Here
Calendar of State Papers: Colonial, America, and West IndiesAvailable For Free

 

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