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Episode 35 – Assistance

The Dutch were the dominant sea power in the 1660s, and today we discuss the three most notorious Dutch pirates of the Buccaneer era. History has left their names behind, but in their day they were as feared as Morgan….

Episode 34 – By the Vanquished

Today we begin our multi-part look at the real pirates that were on the ground at Panama with Diego Lucifer, Captain Francis Witherborne, and Jan Lucas. We talk about their origins as best we know them, and their fates in…

Episode 33 – Payment

Admiral Henry Morgan returns to Port Royal to find himself enmeshed in international relations. He returns to England and – though his freedom and life are at stake – becomes an essential cog in the high stakes world of courtly…

Episode 32 – The Royal Perspective

The fate of Admiral Morgan, Governor Modyford, and the Jamaica colony was uncertain following the sacking of Panama, and it fell to King Charles II of England to make a judgement. Today we look at who he was, his religious…

Episode 31 – Panama

We explore Henry Morgan’s last great raid. Shipwrecks, dangerous jungle rivers, guerilla tactics, Indian attacks, beautiful maidens in distress, victory and betrayal. Blood and fire and plunder. Panama.  

Episode 30 – Dictator of the West Indies

In the wake of the Spanish attack on Jamaica Captain Morgan is given command of all the forces Port Royal, Tortuga, and The Brethren of the Coast can muster. They came from every corner of the West Indies to join…

Episode 29 – Or Any Other Place

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.

Episode 28 – Deception

Don Alonso del Campo y Espinosa, an agent of the King of Spain, arrives in the Caribbean on the hunt for Captain Henry Morgan.

Episode 27 – Wickedness

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.

Episode 26 – Extermination

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…