Explorers, Pirates and Privateers
At first glance, explorers and pirates don't
appear to belong on the same site. However,
they are intrinsically linked by privateers.
All privateers were effectively 'licensed'
pirates, and some of the famous privateers from
the 16th century, such as Drake and Hawkins,
were also explorers.
This site provides facts about some of the most
famous explorers, pirates and privateers of