The truth about the real pirates is more fascinating than Hollywood legends.
True Caribbean Pirates brings to life stories of the most famous and perhaps the most important pirates of the Golden Age of Piracy. As a modest expert on piracy in the Caribbean during the late 17th and early 18th centuries I found this show not only entertaining but informative.
Beginning with the exploits of Captain Henry Morgan, Sword of England, and his legal acts as a privateer and ending with Bartholomew Roberts, the most successful pirate of all times; the show traces how a few brave men began as a private navy for England and turned into cutthroats who sailed under the flag of no nation.
Many of the major battles during Queen Anne’s War are discussed as well as England eventual efforts to purge the Caribbean of the pirates she created. The show discusses such pirates as Anne Bonny and Henry Jennings as well as the big names known to all such as Morgan, Roberts and the most famous of all Blackbeard.
The use of live action authors, staged re-enactments, CGI animation, authenticate period costumes and weapons are all blended together to give the viewer an entertaining look at the true life exploits of some of the most infamous criminals to ever be raised to the status of folk hero. In the end you are left with a fascinating true account that manages to take the wind out the sail of the myths while propelling your interest in the subject forward. Both the novice and the expert pirate scholar will be pleased with the show. As for the lubber who has no desire to learn about pirates? After seeing this program they may just change their mind.
By Tobias Gibson.
The only author and editor of all pages on the site. Most of what I write about is based on years of book reading on the topic. My first web page was published back in 1994.