Rachel Beatty Seven Remarkable Accounts of Female Sailors Who Served and Fought Disguised as Men Accounts of seven intrepid women sailors of the Age of Sail
There are several notable instances and written accounts of women who have disguised themselves as men and joined the armies of their tim..
Stanley Lane-Poole Islamic Pirates of the Mediterranean 1504-1881 When the blue Mediterranean turned blood red
Powers that rise must fall—it is the way of things and is true of all, from the smallest realms to the mightiest of empires. There is no place on earth ..
Walter Thornbury A Classic Account of the Buccaneers & Pirates of the Great Age of Sail High adventure on the seas for plunder and profit
This well known account of the ‘gentlemen of the black flag’ by Thornbury was originally published in three volumes under the title Monarchs of the..
John Biddulph Pirates of the Coast of the Indian Sub-Continent During the 17th & 18th Centuries Pirates of the Indian Ocean
Despite the rise and domination of the Raj in post mutiny India and all it came to mean to the British Empire, it should be remembered that the rush to India by all the ..
Fanny Loviot The Adventures of a Lady Traveller During the 1850s A young French girl’s adventures in the age of Victoria
The adventures of Parisian young lady, Fanny Loviot and her eldest sister began in the Spring of 1852 when they boarded the small French scho..
E. Hamilton Currey Moslem Corsairs of the Sixteenth Century 1492-1580 Sword against scimitar at sea
The expulsion of the Moors from Iberia following the victory of the Catholic monarchs King Ferdinand of Castile and Queen Isabella of Aragon in 1492 heralded a new age..
Henry Keppel The Royal Navy, Rajah Brooke and the Malay Pirates & Dyak Head-Hunters 1843—Two Volumes in 1 Special Edition Naval adventure in the Far East during the 1840s
This book is a highly regarded classic of naval history. Its author was the captain of the ship, HMS Dido, which is central to the events recounted ..
Robert C. Leslie & Woodes Rogers The First Hand Account of a Famous Privateer Captain at War with the Spanish During the Reign of Queen Anne 1707-1711 Woodes Rogers—the man who rescued ‘Robinson Crusoe’
In the history of the British at sea, the names of many of its greatest men have long been familiar to almost everyone. For many, however, the na..
E. Keble Chatterton The hunters and the hunted on the high seas
This book is-quite simply-the definitive work on a unique period of maritime history-from the beginning of the eighteenth to the middle of the nineteenth..
John Wilkinson The Personal Recollections of an Officer of the Confederate Navy Adventures evading Lincoln's stranglehold on the Southern states
During the American Civil War the Union blockade operated to ensure that few trade goods or war materials entered the Confederacy by..