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The Pirate Next Door: Wives, Families and Communities in the ‘Golden Age’ of Piracy

Pirates have many names—freebooters, brethren of the coast, members of the company, buccaneers. Throughout the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, thousands of pirates stalked the seas, attacking merchant vessels trading in the West Indies, West Africa, and North America. This period of violence and thievery has been well documented and immortalized as the ‘Golden […]

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Damaged trawlers on return to St. Andrews Dock, Hull. Postcard, 1904.

The ‘North Sea Incident’ of 1904 and the consequences for Anglo-German Relations

Though historians have begun to reassess the extent of anti-German feeling in Britain in the years preceding the outbreak of the First World War, it is nevertheless interesting to take note of an incident where a Russian naval blunder became the site of Anglo-German antagonism.[1] Taking place in the thick of the Russo-Japanese War, the […]

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