Licenses for Piracy

A new blog associated with The Loyalist Collection entitled Atlantic Loyalist Connections has recently been launched. We are pleased to bring you a sample of what they do. Please be sure to add them to your online reading list.

by Leah Grandy

“A letter of marque came from the king to the scummiest vessel I’d ever seen,” is a line which rings familiar to many ears thanks to Stan Roger’s popular song, Barrett’s Privateers (1976).  Letters of marque were issued by nations during times of war allowing privateering activity, which consisted of the seizure of valuable cargoes or whole ships belonging to enemy nations, an approach to war often termed guerre de courseThe Loyalist Collection contains a wealth of material linking Loyalists to the larger Atlantic world, and one of the most compelling group of documents which demonstrates these connections are documents surrounding privateering activity.

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About The Acadiensis Blog

The Acadiensis Blog is a place for Atlantic Canadian historians to share their research with both a scholarly and general audience. We welcome submissions on all topics Atlantic Canadian. If you are interested in contributing to the blog, please contact Acadiensis Digital Communications Editor Corey Slumkoski at corey.slumkoski@msvu.ca.
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