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Pirates: Fact and Fiction

Lecture no. 1 from the course: Plus Pilots: Pirates: Fact and Fiction

Pirates: Fact and Fiction

| 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Why do we think pirates say “arrrr?” Where did the practice of “walking the plank” come from? Did Blackbeard really light his beard on fire? Looking at movies, books, television, Professor Nush Powell examines some of the most notorious pirates through popular culture and determine which of these legends were based in historical truth.


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t********m
January 19, 2020

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m********m
January 18, 2020
Would love to watch a full-length course re: this subject.

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t********u
January 16, 2020
Speaker needs to slow down. Good content but goes through different myths so far.

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