10 Pirate Facts

How much do you really know about pirates? Here are some fascinating facts for you! 1. The idea of buried treasure is mostly a mythical one which is romantically portrayed in books such as Treasure Island. However, one pirate who was known for burying his treasure was Captain Kidd – it is believed he mayContinue reading “10 Pirate Facts”

The Chase of the Pirate Lugger Will Watch

The Box The Box | Tavistock Place | Plymouth | Devon PL4 8AX 01752 304774 Email Facebook Twitter by Thomas Buttersworth (1768-1830), oil on canvas Though you see me now, the mere ghost of a man,I once had the heart of a lion.Commanding my ship, between many a shore,The ol’ Jolly Roger a-flyin’ This oilContinue reading “The Chase of the Pirate Lugger Will Watch”

Plymouth and Piracy

Dr Elaine Murphy, Associate Professor of Maritime History, University of Plymouth University of Plymouth Drake Circus | Plymouth | Devon | PL4 8AA Facebook Twitter Introduction Plymouth has a long and fascinating maritime history stretching back for many centuries. The city’s maritime history is commemorated in many of the memorials in the Barbican and on theContinue reading “Plymouth and Piracy”

Family Pirate Activities

If you have some time and some craft materials at home, why not try some pirate-themed activities this weekend? We’ve pulled together a few links to help spark some ideas and provide you with some templates and resources. Pirate-themed arts, crafts, games, recipes and more Printable Pirate Hats Pirate Hat Template Five Different Ways toContinue reading “Family Pirate Activities”

Drake’s Charter

The Box The Box | Tavistock Place | Plymouth | Devon PL4 8AX 01752 304774 Email Facebook Twitter Here’s a fascinating document that relates to Sir Francis Drake’s ‘privateering’… This Elizabethan document from city’s historic collections is dated 1587. It’s a Royal Letters Patent (charter or deed) to Sir Francis Drake committing to him theContinue reading “Drake’s Charter”

Plymouth Pirates Weekend

Plymouth Pirates Weekend Twitter Facebook Plymouth Pirates Weekend are doing things a bit differently this year due to the COVID-19 lockdown. There are lots of digital pirate themed activities suitable for the whole family including competitions, quizzes and music on the new pirates microsite as well as virtual entertainment! Head on over to their siteContinue reading “Plymouth Pirates Weekend”