Pirates Click the speaker Contents Black beard Henry Morgan Francis Drake John Hawkins Anne Bonny Pirate Websites
Click the speaker • DIVE IN TO THE BLOOD THRISTY WORLD OF PIRATES
Click the speaker introduction There once was a mythical time when brave and dangerous pirates sailed the seas in search of fortune and fame. There was a historical period from roughly 1680 - 1730 when large numbers of Anglo-American mariners were engaged in piracy and privateering, often against Spanish or other targets of opportunity in the Atlantic Ocean. A great challenge for modern historians is to separate fact from fiction, since the mythical time and the historical time of this Golden Age of Piracy are so intertwined in both historical sources and the collective consciousness of our culture.
Black Beard Click the speaker • Black Beard real name was Edward Teach. • He was a privateer( people who worked for the government) but in 1701 changed to a pirate and then died in 1718. • He put gunpowder in his hat to keep his enemies away.
Click the speaker Black Beard • When BlackBeard died they hung his head off the side of the ship • It is said that Blackbeard was stabbed at least twenty times and shot as many as five times while fighting with Maynard. As the story goes, the two fought in hand to hand combat for as much a forty minutes before Blackbeard finally collapsed due to loss of blood. • Blackbeard was the most famous pirate of the sea.
Henry Morgan Click the villain speaker Hero Or Villain • He was a villain because he used nuns and monks as human shields. • After a battle he left his army with now food or water on a deserted island. • He was a villain to every single country but the U.K because he fought people that were innocent of other countries.
Henry Morgan • Many think that he was a hero because he worked for our government. • He began a two year journey to America Exploration. • Stopped Spanish getting further into North America. HERO OR VILLIAN WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Click the speaker JohnHawkins • John Hawkins was born in Plymouth 1532. • In 1571 Hawkins was in a plot to kill Queen Elizabeth 1st. • However he changed sides and with the help William Cecil and they had the main thieves arrested and executed.
Anne Bonny Click the speaker • Anne Bonny was the most famous lady pirate in the world of piracy . • She wore ladies clothes in times of peace and when battle took place she would wear men's clothing. • She could drink, She could fight, and she could curse as well as any man.
Click the speaker HOPE YOU ENJOYED DIVING INTO THE BLOOD THIRSTY WORLD OF PIRATES
Try out these great pirate sites! Pirates of the Caribbean -- The Official Website Pirates Homepage Historiography of the Golden Era of Anglo-American Piracy in the Atlantic 1680-1730 Pirates - Topics - British Council - Learn English Kids