Worked with Denmarks Medieval Center on explosives and pyrotechnics used during the Age of Sail.
(2007-2008) Provided assistance and appeared in the "Terror in the Mediterranean" episode and DVD of the History Channel "Digging for the Truth" series, 2007.
A sword like this--or even this one--will play a small but critical role in Fortune's Favorite.
The truth behind the great pirate myths and legends of the Golden Age from 1655-1725. From the publisher: Set in the 17th century during the heyday of privateering and the decline of buccaneering, Fortunes Whelp is a brash, swords-out sea-going adventure.
The history of pirate myth is rich in action, at sea and ashore. In The Golden Age of Piracy, expert pirate historian Benerson Little debunks more than a dozen pirate myths that derive from this erafrom the flying of the Jolly Roger to the burying of treasure, from walking the plank to the staging of epic sea battlesand shows that the truth is far more fascinating and disturbing than the romanticized legends. Recently ranked as high #21 on Kindle and #2 in Military History in i Books! Scotsman Edward Mac Naughton, a former privateer captain, twice accused and acquitted of piracy and currently seeking a commission, is ensnared in the intrigue associated with the attempt to assassinate King William III in 1696.
Who plots to kill the king, who will rise in rebellionand which of three women in his life, the dangerous smuggler, the wealthy widow with a dark past, or the former lover seeking independencemight kill to further political ends?
Crawford, naval historian and editor of The Autobiography of a Yankee Mariner: Christopher Prince and the American Revolution. With meticulous documentation, wry humor, and keen attention to detail, Benerson Little accurately portrays the last hurrah of the Brethren of the Coasta free-minded floating society of patriotic mercenaries and self-serving rogues, accomplished sailors, and intrepid adventurersbefore their final eclipse into unmitigated piracy. Galvin, associate professor of geography at Indiana University Southeast and author of Patterns of Pillage: A Geography of Caribbean-based Piracy in Spanish America, 15361718 "The Buccaneer's Realm holds up well against Little's previous work, making two-for-two books that are truly must-haves for any true pirate scholar." To catch a predatoron the high seas.
For thousands of years pirates, privateers, and sea raiding peoples have terrorized the ocean voyager and coastal inhabitant, plundering ship and shore with impunity.
Forthcoming, "Pirate Daughters: In Film and History," in Pirates Magazine, Issue 15, Summer 2011. "Terrorists and Pirates Are Similar But Not the Same," in Piracy on the High Seas, Gale Cengage, 2010. "The Origin of the Dread Pirate Banner: the Jolly Roger," in Pirates Magazine," Issue 12, April 2010. "Scimitars, Swivel Guns, & Firepots: Digging for Pirates in Denmark," part one, No Quarter Given, May/June 2008 (vol. HISTORICAL CONSULTANT TO THE STARZ NETWORK'S BLACK SAILS CABLE TELEVISION SERIES, 2012-2016 (seasons 1 through 4).
"Scimitars, Swivel Guns, & Firepots: Digging for Pirates in Denmark," part two, No Quarter Given, July/August 2008 (vol. Provided technical assistance to the "Pirate versus Knight" episode of Spike TV's "Deadliest Warriors" series November-December 2008.