The Republic of Pirates by Colin Woodard

For those fans who become interested in historical pirate history because of Black Sails, The Republic of Pirates by Colin Woodard is generally agreed to be the best place to start your research.  It’s an excellent work of non-fiction on its own: chaptered in roughly year-long periods within which we focus on the stories of four…

What Parts of Treasure Island are Relevant to Black Sails?

Black Sails is a prequel to Treasure Island, and while there is obviously a difference between an M-rated adult show and a children’s adventure story, I was amazed at how similar two really are. Differences 1. Three main characters transfer from Treasure Island to Black Sails:  Billy Bones, Captain James Flint, and Long John Silver…