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.
War against the world
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Did You Know?
In Season 1, Episode 2, when Eleanor Guthrie is sitting at the bar, the "Skye Boat Song" can be heard playing in the background. The song is a traditional Scottish tune about Bonnie Prince Charlie, Charles Stuart, who led the unsuccessful Rising of 1745 to retake Scotland and England from the Hanovers. Robert Lewis Stevenson, the author of Treasure Island on which Black Sails is based, wrote alternative lyrics to the "Skye Boat Song". In addition, the "Skye Boat Song" is the theme song to the Starz series Outlander (2014 - ). Bear McReary composes the music for both Black Sails and Outlander. 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
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Composed and Conducted by Bear McCreary See more