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Lollipop lollipop, Jolly Roger i topp!

Ibland säger jag jargongmässigt att The Incorrigible är på engelska för att det inte går att prata piratiska på svenska, med kapten Efraim Långstrump som enda undantag. Det undantaget är naturligtvis fel! Idag minns och saknar och sörjer vi Lennart … Läs mer

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Pirates who’ve inspired me, part 6: Cheng I Sao / Ching Shih / The Dragon Lady

Wikipedia categories for Ching Shih: ”1785 births”; ”1844 deaths”; ”Chinese pirates”; ”Female pirates”; ”Chinese prostitutes”. But not Pirates. SHE COMMANDED, depending on source, 300 OR AS MANY AS 2,000 SHIPS, with a crew OF 20,000-80,000 PIRATES! ”One of the most … Läs mer

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Pirates who’ve inspired me, part 5: Captain James Hook.

Jas. Hook, Captain of the Jolly Roger – primarily as played by Jason Isaacs in the 2003 Peter Pan. For his dashing swashbucklingness. For his impeccable dress sense. For his melancholy. For his eyes, blue as forget-me-nots. For his exclamation in battle: … Läs mer

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Pirates who’ve inspired me, part 4: PIratica

Artemisia Fitz-Willoughby Weatherhouse has been a student at the Angels Academy for Young Maidens for six years, since she was ten. She has no memory of her life before that time, nor of her parents. Then one night she hits her head, … Läs mer

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Pirates who’ve inspired me, part 3: Captain Peter Blood

An honest, brave and just man forced into piracy by the tyranny, politics and cruelty that couldn’t break him, becoming a captain upholding the democratic ideals of the pirate ship, ultimately fighting for justice and freedom … what’s not to love … Läs mer

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Pirates who’ve inspired me, part 2: Captain Jack Sparrow

What can I say? Who doesn’t remember the first time they saw Captain Jack Sparrow slowly gliding into port and stepping off onto the pier just as the last of the mast sunk? ”When you marooned me on that god … Läs mer

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Pirates who’ve inspired me, part 1: Anne Bonny and Mary Read

Most of the pirates in this blog series will be fictional, but of course I can’t not mention Anne Bonny and Mary Read, the most famous pirate women of the Caribbean ”Golden Age of Piracy”. There isn’t a huge amount … Läs mer

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