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Episode 16 – Three Books (part 2)

The Buccaneers of America by Alexander Exquemelin is a firsthand account of one indentured servant that joined up with a Buccaneer crew out of Tortuga and served under Captain Henry Morgan. We look at the beginning of his story and…

Episode 15 – The Three Books (Part 1)

Okay – so it’s really only two books. We cover The English Book of Common Prayer, the English Civil War, and Oliver Cromwell. Then we talk about The English-American and Cromwell’s Western Design, including Thomas Gage, Diego Lucifer, and Henry…

Episode 14 – The New New World

  The Spanish Empire was in decline. The British & Dutch East India Companies spread throughout the world. In the West Indies the new European colonies brought slavery, luxury, and pirates. On the island of Tortuga buccaneers and puritans fight…

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Episode 13 – The World is Not Enough

  The years of raising tension between England and Spain, Elizabeth and Phillip, raise to a fever pitch. Sir Francis Drake continues his personal war, this time as the Queen’s Admiral. The fighting culminates in the climactic naval battle in…

Episode 12 – The Rising Tide

   The Sea Beggars embark on a war against the Spanish. Their fleets reign on the North Sea as they search for a port to call home. They ally with the English and Protestant French forces against the powers of Spain…

Episode 11 – The Sea Beggars

While John Hawkins was on his troublesome voyage in the Caribbean, Europe was sailing toward war. In the Low Countries their blossoming Republic was in a life or death struggle with their Spanish overlords. After suffering a serious defeat, a…

Episode 10 – Master Thief of the Unknown World – Pt. 2

   Francis Drake continues his voyage of circumnavigation. The Golden Hind and her crew traverse the Strait of Magellan, terrorize the Pacific coast of South America and claim the first land in North America for England. And then they become the…

Ep09 – Master Thief Of The Unknown World – Part 1

   Francis Drake sets out on his most famous voyage to the New World. Shrouded in secrecy, this voyage will be the one that will see his name remembered forever. However, troubles on board involving a nobleman claiming to have dark…

Ep08 – The Treasure House Of The World

   Francis Drake sailed back to the Caribbean and the Spanish Main again and again to seek his revenge. Growing bolder and more audacious with every voyage, the Spanish name him The Dragon and Spain’s most wanted. He finally strikes a…