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A pirate’s journal, Bounty book & a map of the world

We’re opening up the world’s greatest maritime archive on 27 June. Come see some amazing objects, including the journal of a bloodthirsty pirate and a book¬†taken to Pitcairn Island by the Bounty Mutineers. A book from the Bounty Domestic Medicine : or, `A treatise on the prevention and cure of…

The golden age of piracy – The Pirate Image

My last post explored¬†why people chose to become pirates. This week I’ll be looking at the pirate image – both real and imagined. The lower classes of the 1680s to 1730s had a sneaking admiration for pirates. They became popular heroes. Much of this was down to the pirate image,…