170410 10th Apr History Talk: The Golden Age of Piracy – 1650 – 1730

Date: 10th April 10:30

Location: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira (next to the large free car park)

Subject: The Golden Age of Piracy – 1650 – 1730

Lecturer: Mike Rendell

We talk about the ‘golden age’ as if it was something admirable, glorious and fun. Mike’s talk aims to look behind the façade at what was basically theft, often linked with torture, arson, rape and murder. The talk will also look at the lives of some of the more notorious names in pirate history – from Captain Morgan to Captain Kidd, from Calico Jack to Blackbeard. It will also examine what was meant by the Pirates’ Code – and look at how the skull and crossbones emerged as the symbol of 18th Century piracy.