Pirate History is about who these rebels were? Read about these great characters - wild inspiration for fantasy art
All the "troublemakers" or "heroic" people throughout history were referred to as explorers, warriors, merchants, or pirates.
There are people throughout history who have done evil and/or fantastic things.
Some of these people were called "privateers" when they worked for some government or other, and then "pirates" when they went to work for themselves.
They have created reputations which have put them into the category of either being pirates, myths, fairy tales, or legends.
Their stories have been passed down through the generations. Some of these stories have been totally distorted to the point that they have been dismissed as fiction, or fairy tales.
More and more archaeological evidence has been substantiating some of these stories, and historians have searched and are still studying the evidence.
My point in writing this whole section is to introduce some of the characters. You already know from the fairy tale theme of this site, some of the "fictitious" characters, but this section will discuss some of the more "real" stories.
The reason I have the urge to write this - is that these wild adventurous people inspire art.
Fantasy artists, classical artists and everything in between have been inspired to draw, paint, and sculpt these figures. They are romantic and fascinating.
These pages will inspire with truth and fiction.
I bring up history, to encourage people interested in fantasy art, to realize that there is so much material in the past to draw upon when coming up with your ideas.
Also, a lot of it was based on truth, some based on stories that were told so long, there is written evidence that people believed it was true.
Some stories so amazing that people have come to believe that it was not true.
Now, some archaeological evidence that proves certain things to have more probability of being true.
You will notice that I have picked out characters that I find interesting. Believe me there is so much more that I could investigate and write about. How about King Arthur?
There is new evidence that a King of the Britons named Arthur did live.
This history about real pirates gets my imagination stirring up all kinds of images, have you ever thought of drawing, do you want some free easy lessons to give you a start, try how to draw.