A history of pirate life, including the legends and the legacy, the tall tales and the truth. Features reenactments with full-size replicas of pirate ships.
We all know the popular conception of the pirate: eyepatch, sword, maybe a pegleg or hook for a hand. But in reality, the pirates' story is a truly exciting and tumultuous part of the sea's rich history. As Europe battled to extend her colonies and trade routes flourished, men of all ages, lured by the promise of great treasure, joined ranks to sail under the black flag. In this fascinating program, you will meet some of the most cunning and dangerous characters ever to sail the high seas--and some of it is stranger than fiction!
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Narrator: Gabriel Byrne
Produced by Windfall Films Ltd (UK)
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