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British Empire

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Click here to learn more about the history of the British Empire between the 16th and 18th centuries. You will find all of the circumstances in Europe that precipitated the events of the pirates.

King George I

Colonial Holdings

North America

In addition to holdings around the world, the English were the first to began populating the North American colonies in the 17th century. These colonies would eventually go onto rebel in the later quarter of the 18th century in order to form the United States of America, however during the Golden Age of Piracy they were often the targets of pirates such as Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach, Stede Bonnet and the rest of the Flying Gang.

Learn more about British North America here.

British West Indies

Learn more about British West Indies here.

British Africa

East Indies

Learn more about British East Indies here.

Colonial Empires

British Empire


British Companies

British Canada

Thirteen Colonies

New England Colonies

Middle Colonies

Southern Colonies

British West Indies


British Leeward Islands

British Virgin Islands

Jamaica & Dependencies

Other Islands

British Forts


Primary Sources

Secondary Sources

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