Reading & Study Material
2009 Renaissance Symposium - The Renaissance Sailor Class Presentation By Tom Riggins
The Renaissance Sailor Class Notes & Timeline handout
Privateers of the Dauntless -
This links will download a compressed zip file with all the chapters, look at the table of Contents .doc fisrt.
Elizabethan Sea Dogs by Angus Konstam
Training Pack - From Golden
with permission from the Golden Hind Site in Brixham Harbor, Brixham, Devon,UK
Download .pdf files
Download .doc files
Download Complete Student pack with cover sheet. (single word file)
All of these links will download a compressed zip file
The Maritime History Virtual Archives
Gun Drill Video (from the US Navy USS Constitution site)
Seamanship in the Age of Sail
Complete Riggers Apprentice by Bryon Toss.
History of ships and other Research by Capt. Elias Gedney
Medicine and the Navy,1200-1900. Vol.1, 1200-1649 by Keevil, John Joyce
Britannica volume III printed in 1771
has entries for "medicine" from page 58 to 169. Reproduction copies of the three volume set
are not that hard to find. Other entries of medical interest, i.e. midwifery (205 to 245) and
surgery (641 to 879) for example are also included in that volume.
The Renaissance Compendium - Money Basics
Scottish Captains - Admiral Sir Andrew Barton - Perhaps this inspiration for all this!
Selections from The Arte of Shooting in Great Ordnaunce by William Bourne (1587)
Sailing Ship Armament
Information Links for Training -
How to take Soundings - A Lesson by the Ships Master Mr. Smee
Cannons and Gunpowder
Fleets in Anglo-French Warfare, 1337-1360
By Timothy J. Runyan
American Neptune v.46 (1986)
Faire Names for English Folk
History of Piracy
History of Sugar
History of Chocolate
History of Ships
Ye Old Book of Seas Dogs
Scurvy Dogs - The Golden Age of Piracy!
Great Ships and their Origins
History of Warrant Officers in the US Navy
16th Century Military History Books
The Ship of the Line - Mid 17th Century Ships
HMS Dauntless - History
National Parks Service - Piracy, Privateering & Elizabethan Maritime Expansion
Gráinne O'Malley - Famous Female Irish Pirate of the 1500's
Piracy, Privateering & Elizabethan Maritime Expansion
Pirates Life - Dead men tell no tails - Some interesting info and links!
Pirate Ships - A site with more Pirate information and links!
Pirates - Historical Perspective
Pirates of the Caribbean
Heritage Film Services
Find your Pirate Name
Spanish Gold - Coin Value
18th Century Currency and Exchange Rates
Spice Trade and Value
Nautical sounding lead