Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest; yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum? Exploring the truth behind the pirate stereotype
Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest; yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum? From wooden legs to walking the plank, Dr Elaine Murphy unpacks the myths which have influenced our representation of the classic pirate.
More pirate than patriot? Examining Sir Francis Drake's legacy of exploration
More pirate than patriot? Sir Francis Drake and his legacy of exploration. Dr Elaine Murphy unravels the two sides of the story behind Elizabethan mariner, explorer – and former mayor of Plymouth – Sir Francis Drake.
ESRC Festival of Social Science 2016: Films
What's on at Plymouth University: ESRC Festival of Social Science 2016: Films. Free film screenings reflecting the theme of 'Pirates, Entrepreneurs and Visionaries'. Plymouth University, 5, 9 and 13 November 2016.