History Gems

Pirates and the T Word: with Dr Ian Friel

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This week Dr Nicola Tallis talks to historian, writer and maritime history expert Dr Ian Friel about pirates, their treasure (the T word), and the story and the significance of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island.

Ian is the author of several major books on maritime history, The Good Ship (1995), The British Museum Maritime History of Britain & Ireland c 400 – 2001 (2003) and Henry V’s Navy (2015) and  Britain and the Ocean Road (2020), with its sequel, Breaking Seas, Broken Ships, due out in 2021.  He has also written as a book of local history photographs and over 20 papers, articles and booklets on maritime history, local history and education.

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