British Pirates – a Primer

In this section we look at British pirates in history, including some of the best-known from the Golden Age of Piracy, as well as the life and times of Captain Kidd. Those years also had a much more profound influence on today than many realise, being the origins of the British Empire, but also today’s multi-cultural society. Just follow the links for more details.

The Golden Age of Piracy – some of the best-known names and deeds from the years 1650 – 1730

Captain Kidd and his Voyages – encompassing three oceans and four continents

Piracy’s Relevance Today – the start of the British Empire – but also the multi-cultural society

Timeline – British pirates and pirate ships across the centuries