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