History Stories
10 Things You May Not Know About Francis Drake
April 4, 2016

Explore ten fascinating facts about Queen Elizabeth’s favorite pirate. Read More

Henry Every’s Bloody Pirate Raid, 320 Years Ago
September 4, 2015

Three hundred twenty years ago, Henry Every became the world’s most successful pirate—and its most wanted man—after leading a bloody raid on an Indian treasure fleet. Read More

8 Real-Life Pirates Who Roved the High Seas
September 19, 2012

Meet eight famous swashbucklers you wouldn’t want to cross. Read More

Cannon Loosed from Wreckage of Blackbeard’s Pirate Ship
October 26, 2011

On Wednesday, divers hauled an 8-foot-long, 2,000-pound cannon from the site where Queen Anne’s Revenge sank nearly 300 years ago. Read More

On Talk Like a Pirate Day, Landlubbers Arrr Shouting ‘Ahoy’
September 19, 2011

September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, a time for parroting the lively lingo supposedly spoken by yesterday’s buccaneers. Read More

Hammocks’ Rocking History
June 20, 2011

Hammocks, which new research has shown to help people sleep more quickly and deeply, have a long and rich history that goes back 1,000 years. Read More

Anchor Away for Blackbeard’s Pirate Flagship
May 19, 2011

A team in North Carolina is working to recover a 3,000-pound anchor from Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, which ran aground in 1718. Read More