Over the centuries, pirates have been portrayed as both admirable rogues and bloodthirsty devils. Many a tall tale has been told about their bold or wicked deeds. This site explores the reality, myth, and romance of those adventurous souls mainly from the Golden Age of Piracy. Which refers to a time around the late 17th to early 18th centuries. It contains information regarding pirate facts and fiction, with biographies of some of the most famous pirates from this era. You will also find pages devoted to piracy on the high seas, pirate ships, pirate flags, pirate weapons, pirate games, some pirate humor, and also treasure. There is a movie list for swashbuckler fans, and even a nautical glossary for all ye feeble landlubbers as well.
The area called Brethren, is a list of links to most of my favorite seafarin' and pirate related websites. Many of these sites were used as sources of information and inspiration on the subject. Over the years, I have received dozens of e-mail requests from buggers looking to buy various pirate items. Since I don't sell anything on this site, at the bottom of that page is a section titled Merchants, with links to themed websites that sell pirate and nautical plunder. Buyer Beware!! I have not personally dealt with all of these smugglers sites and have no control over their bloody business practices.
Finally their is a page about shanties and sea songs. Most were the work songs used by the crews of many of the large sailing ships in the 18th and 19th centuries. Although the majority of these were used after the Golden Age of Piracy, some are based on songs and melodies of that time period. They have been added to give visitors a sense of life aboard these old sailing vessels. In contrast, the background music playing on this website is purely there to set a tone for the subject matter, and is more modern and popular in style. Some tunes may not even be related to piracy. If you find the embedded background music on this site annoying, than lower your volume... if ye can.
WARNING!! This website was not designed as entertainment for young children and such. It was made with the help of me crew, who being a vile bunch of drunken rogues and sinful scoundrels, it may contain material that might be offensive to some... but hell were pirates! So if you can't swim with the big sharks, or easily become sea-sick, than you best stay out of these waters. Parents your child's guidance is mandatory here, else ye be keelhauled!! UPDATE: Apr 25,2016 - Have added a few new links within, and removed the broken ones. Check back here for more updates. Meanwhile, gather round a keg of rum and enjoy your stay. But you better keep a weather eye open... as there be treacherous waters ahead. Watch your step around here matey... least ye meet yer doom.
Brethren of the Coast is a non-profit site which was created
solely for those interested in 'Piracy of Old' on the high seas.
It is NOT associated with any organization or reinactment group
by the same name. Tis just me personal website on the subject.