Golden Age of Piracy > British Empire
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.
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.
Learn more about British West Indies here.
Learn more about British East Indies here.
- British East India Company
- London Company
- Plymouth Company
- Royal African Company
- Somers Isles Company
- South Sea Company
- Virginia Company
New England Colonies
Jamaica & Dependencies
- Brimstone Hill Fortress
- Fort Charles (Ghana)
- Fort Charles (Jamaica)
- Fort Charles (Nevis)
- Fort Charles (Saint Kitts)
- Fort Montagu
- Fort Saint George
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