Pirates: Fact and Fiction

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic I love this course! The lecture is in depth without being hard to grasp. I hope they do more of them in future it is one of my favorite subjects on here and I am sad there is only one lecture.
Date published: 2020-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Lecture is very interesting. Some information was completely new to me. I hope to hear more.
Date published: 2020-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great course! Wish it was longer... Great course on pirate history although, unfortunately, very short. This course could use episodes on each famous pirate as well as some lectures on general subjects relating to piracy. I've read several books on this subject and, as is typical with GCP, this professor covered things I've never heard before. Enjoyed it immensely.
Date published: 2020-09-29
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Pirates: Fact and Fiction
1: Pirates: Fact and Fiction

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 Sam Kean examines some of the most notorious pirates through popular culture and determine which of these legends were based in historical truth.

29 min