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Pirate Collection

Background imagePirate Collection: Pirate Radio ship, Radio Caroline, Essex coast

Pirate Radio ship, Radio Caroline, Essex coast
The pirate radio ship, Radio Caroline, anchored off the Essex coast near Walton-on-the-Naze, with a boat alongside. circa 1966

Background imagePirate Collection: Pirate Radio ship, Radio London, Essex coast

Pirate Radio ship, Radio London, Essex coast

Background imagePirate Collection: Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall
Jamaica Inn, a Grade II listed building on Bodmin Moor near Bolventor, Cornwall, built as a coaching inn in 1750. Popular with smugglers

Background imagePirate Collection: Long John Silver / Parrot

Long John Silver / Parrot
For generations of readers, the archetypal pirate is Long John Silver, the devious and malevolent villain of Robert Louis Stevensons Treasure Island - parrot and all !

Background imagePirate Collection: John Paul Jones

John Paul Jones
Americans would be indignant to see their gallant naval hero portrayed on the London stage as a PIRATE ! - yet here he is, as acted by Mr Elsgood with bravo galore

Background imagePirate Collection: PIrate knitting pattern

PIrate knitting pattern
A gay, swashbuckling three-piece to knit for teenagers! The 1950s were a more innocent time

Background imagePirate Collection: Blackbeard & Crew / Pirate

Blackbeard & Crew / Pirate
Blackbeard the Pirate & his jolly buccaneers, including Abdallah, Captain of the Mogul

Background imagePirate Collection: Ship Flying Jolly Roger

Ship Flying Jolly Roger
A typical pirate ship flying the jolly roger flag

Background imagePirate Collection: Skull and Crossbones

Skull and Crossbones
The Jolly Roger is the name given to any of various flags flown to identify a ships crew as pirates. The flag most usually identified as the Jolly Roger today is the skull and crossbones

Background imagePirate Collection: Captain Henry Avery, pirate

Captain Henry Avery, pirate
Captain Avery and his crew taking one of the Great Moguls ships. In 1695, pirate Henry Averys (aka Every or Avary) ship, the Fancy

Background imagePirate Collection: Skull and Crossbones - Inverted

Skull and Crossbones - Inverted
The Jolly Roger is the name given to any of various flags flown to identify a ships crew as pirates. The flag most usually identified as the Jolly Roger today is the skull and crossbones

Background imagePirate Collection: Morgan sacks Panama

Morgan sacks Panama
Admiral Sir Henry Morgan (1635-1688) and his English buccaneers sack the Spanish city of Panama, looting immense wealth and returning to Jamaica a hero

Background imagePirate Collection: Lambro the Pirate

Lambro the Pirate
Mr Dry in the role of Lambro the Pirate

Background imagePirate Collection: John Paul Jones, Pirate

John Paul Jones, Pirate
JOHN PAUL JONES American naval commander, depicted as a pirate

Background imagePirate Collection: Events / Africa / Libya

Events / Africa / Libya
The U.S. wages war on Algerian pirates : Stephen Decaturs life is saved when Reuben James interposes his head between a pirate sword and his commander

Background imagePirate Collection: Ships tied up along the river, Seville, Spain

Ships tied up along the river, Seville, Spain
Vintage 19th century photograph - ships tied up along the river, Seville, Spain

Background imagePirate Collection: Lily of the valley, Convallaria majalis

Lily of the valley, Convallaria majalis, and carnation, Dianthus caryophyllus. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imagePirate Collection: Red vipers bugloss, Echium wildpretii

Red vipers bugloss, Echium wildpretii, and common bugloss, Anchusa officinalis. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt

Background imagePirate Collection: Common dittany, Cunila mariana, and sweet

Common dittany, Cunila mariana, and sweet basil, Ocimum basilicum. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imagePirate Collection: Wild thyme, Thymus serpyllum, and dittany

Wild thyme, Thymus serpyllum, and dittany of Crete, Origanum dictamnus. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imagePirate Collection: Cover design, The Queen of the Pirate Isle

Cover design, The Queen of the Pirate Isle, by Bret Harte, illustrated by Kate Greenaway. Showing three children playing on a makeshift sailing boat constructed with a chair

Background imagePirate Collection: G&s / Pirates, India 3

G&s / Pirates, India 3
Young Frederic is reminded of his duty at pistol-point by the Pirate King and Ruth in an amateur production by the British community at Simla, India

Background imagePirate Collection: Captain Roberts

Captain Roberts
BARTHOLOMEW ROBERTS Captain Roberts, the pirate with sword in hand and tricorn hat

Background imagePirate Collection: Aveling & Porter Tractor number: 9183, 'The Pirate'

Aveling & Porter Tractor number: 9183, 'The Pirate'
Aveling & Porter GND-class Tractor number: 9183, 'The Pirate', regn KE 18, at Ryhill on 17 June 1972. Date: 1972

Background imagePirate Collection: Bistort, Polygonum bistorta, and adderstongue

Bistort, Polygonum bistorta, and adderstongue
Bistort, Polygonum bistorta, male and female, and adderstongue, Ophioglossum vulgatum. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal

Background imagePirate Collection: Map of Drakes route round the world, 1577-1580

Map of Drakes route round the world, 1577-1580
Map of Sir Francis Drakes route round the world, 1577-1580, in The Queens Pirate, The tale of Drakes argosy of terror, by B J Clarke, illustrated by W G Savory. Date: 16th century

Background imagePirate Collection: Pirate Long John Silver with his parrot on his shoulder

Pirate Long John Silver with his parrot on his shoulder
Long John Silver with his parrot on his shoulder Date: First published: 1883

Background imagePirate Collection: Theatre Villains, The Smuggler, Ideal and Real

Theatre Villains, The Smuggler, Ideal and Real Date: 1863

Background imagePirate Collection: Daily Mirror - loss of the Lusitania, WW1

Daily Mirror - loss of the Lusitania, WW1
The Daily Mirror breaking the news of Lusitania's demise, 8 May 1915, Torpedoed by German Pirate. Date: 1915

Background imagePirate Collection: The resting place of Sir Arthur Sullivan

The resting place of Sir Arthur Sullivan (Maybe 1842- November 1900) at St Pauls Cathedral. Service was in in the chapel Royal, St James

Background imagePirate Collection: Pirate Raid

Pirate Raid
Artwork that seems to show the raiding of pirates or smugglers at the cost of honest tradesmen. Date: circa 1928

Background imagePirate Collection: Caricature illustration, Pastimes in Purgatory: Golf, by Dudley Tennant

Caricature illustration, Pastimes in Purgatory: Golf, by Dudley Tennant. Showing bewildered golfer in tartan, with bent golf club, and pirate flag in hole above

Background imagePirate Collection: A PIRATE'S GRAVE

A PIRATE'S GRAVE
A grim reminder of the past - Skull and Crossbones on a headstone in the churchyard at Bamburgh, Northumberland, England, a pirate's grave. Date: 1950s

Background imagePirate Collection: Siege of Porto Bello

Siege of Porto Bello
The Spanish governor of Porto Bello, Panama, dies heroically, trying to defend the town against Morgan's buccaneers Date: 1668

Background imagePirate Collection: Sogn, Norway, fishing boats

Sogn, Norway, fishing boats
Vintage 19th century photograph: Sogn, Norway, fishing boats. Axel Lindahl studio

Background imagePirate Collection: Scene from J. M. Barries Peter Pan at the Duke of Yorks Theatre in 1905

Scene from J. M. Barries Peter Pan at the Duke of Yorks Theatre in 1905
Scene from J.M. Barries Peter Pan at the Duke of Yorks Theatre in 1905, showing Peter saving his band from the pirates,

Background imagePirate Collection: Cartoon, Steering Under Difficulties (Disraeli, Gladstone)

Cartoon, Steering Under Difficulties (Disraeli, Gladstone)
Cartoon, Steering Under Difficulties -- a satirical comment on Disraelis reaction to Gladstones Irish Church Suspensory Bill

Background imagePirate Collection: Balloon plant, Cardiospermum halicacabum

Balloon plant, Cardiospermum halicacabum, and goosefoot, Chenopodium species. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imagePirate Collection: Poison gooseberry, Withania somnifera

Poison gooseberry, Withania somnifera, and bladder cherry, Physalis alkekengi. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imagePirate Collection: Balsam apple female, Momordica balsamina

Balsam apple female, Momordica balsamina, and deadly nightshade, Atropa belladonna. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt

Background imagePirate Collection: Purple foxglove, Digitalis purpurea altera

Purple foxglove, Digitalis purpurea altera, and mandrake, Mandragora officinarum. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt

Background imagePirate Collection: Yellow foxglove, Digitalis lutea, and common

Yellow foxglove, Digitalis lutea, and common foxglove, Digitalis purpurea. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imagePirate Collection: Long-beaked storks bill and ragwort

Long-beaked storks bill and ragwort
Long-beaked storks bill, Erodium botrys, and bitterweed or ragwort, Ambrosia artemisiaefolia. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal

Background imagePirate Collection: Sea holly, Eryngium minus, and hogs fennel

Sea holly, Eryngium minus, and hogs fennel, Peucedanum officinale. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imagePirate Collection: Rest harrow, Ononis repens, and sea holly, Eryngium species

Rest harrow, Ononis repens, and sea holly, Eryngium species. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imagePirate Collection: Globe artichoke, Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus

Globe artichoke, Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus, and wild thistle, Carduus sylvestris. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal

Background imagePirate Collection: Milk thistle, Silybum marianum, and globe

Milk thistle, Silybum marianum, and globe artichoke, Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal

Background imagePirate Collection: Milk thistle, Silybum marianum, and Scotch

Milk thistle, Silybum marianum, and Scotch thistle, Onopordum acanthium. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557



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