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Top Tips for New Undergraduate Historians

Welcome to the University of Reading History department! If you are reading this, you are most likely a new student about to embark on their journey for an undergraduate History degree. Starting university can be overwhelming. In all the uncertainty … Continue reading

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Pirate Legends IV: Hoist the Colours, by Luke Walters

A Historical Blog Exploring the Myths and Legends of the Golden Age of Piracy ‘I ran to the colour lines, handed down their cursed black flag, and chucked it overboard…’ -Jim Hawkins, Treasure Island (1883) Despite the countless piratical tropes … Continue reading

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Draw a pirate flag!

A fun children’s challenge with a pirate treasure prize… Are you looking for a summer holiday activity for the kids? Do you know any young pirate enthusiasts? Do you want the chance to win a bundle of pirate-themed goodies? Then … Continue reading

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Pirate Legends III: The Reign of the Pirate Queens, by Luke Walters

A Historical Blog Exploring the Myths and Legends of the Golden Age of Piracy Thus far in the series, we have discussed some of the Golden Age of Piracy’s most prominent pirate captains. The first issue examined the tragedy of … Continue reading

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Pirate Legends II: Blackbeard’s Gambit, by Luke Walters

A Historical Blog Exploring the Myths and Legends of the Golden Age of Piracy Captain Kidd, who we discussed in the last issue, met his end in London, a city of fog. But let us now travel over 4,000 miles … Continue reading

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