Pirates in Period - Was [Ansteorra] Apology from Nasir al-Fayyid

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Thu Sep 8 20:19:29 PDT 2005

On Sep 8, 2005, at 8:23 PM, Adam Edwards wrote:
> Funny you should mention that.  Another list I'm on has been  
> discussing documenting Privateering.  The most interesting link so  
> far has been:
> http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Garden/5213/marque.htm
> They're kinda like Archers,   great if they're working for you,  
> demons if they're working against.
> Wilim

I'm not sure about now, but yes, in period your opinion on pirates  
and whether someone was or was not one, probably depended upon  
whether they were for or against you. To much of Europe, the Vikings  
were pirates. I'm sure they just considered themselves to just be  
adventurers or "honest merchants". However, we do have a number of  
folks who portray Vikings quite openly. And the English and the  
Spanish had rather different opinions of Sir Francis Drake. To one, a  
hero. To the other, an evil pirate.

For some more info on pirates in period:
Pirates-lnks      (12K) 12/ 7/03    Web links to info on medieval Wales
                                        by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.
pirates-msg       (38K)  4/13/05    Pirates throughout the Middle Ages.
Francis-Drake-art (20K)  6/ 3/01    "Sir Francis Drake" by Lord Simon  

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas           
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at:  http://www.florilegium.org ****

More information about the Ansteorra mailing list