A prequel to the (fictional) events of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island". The series centres on a group of pirates operating out of Nassau in the Bahamas. We meet characters from history - Captain Charles Vane, Governor Woodes Rogers, Jack Rackham and Anne Bonny - plus characters from fiction - Captain Flint and, of course, Long John Silver.
Did You Know?
The musical instrument heard in the opening credits and through much of the soundtrack is a hurdy gurdy. The hurdy gurdy is bowed stringed instrument, like a violin, but the bow is a rosined wooden wheel that is turned by a crank. There can be anywhere from three to six strings with some of the strings acting as drone strings. That is what makes the buzzing sound. The hurdy gurdy dates as far back as the Middle Ages. See more
The information about socket bayonets is completely wrong. They were invented circa 1690, they were used at Waterloo and were certainly universal by 1880. See more
A Nation of Thieves
Composed and Conducted by Bear McCreary See more