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The German Pirates

Part Viking and part Golden Age of Piracy, they terrorized the medieval North Sea

Piracy has been around since people invented sailing ships. The sea’s remoteness, the vast skill disparities between sailors, and the amount of money that could be found adrift outside of any jurisdiction have led to thousands of years of piracy on the high seas. It is a temptation that lures…




Exploring History is a publication about history. Instead of focusing on any particular time period of history, we explore anything about the past that helps our readers understand the world they live in today. We pay special attention to historiographical rigor and balance.

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