This week, Gav is joined by guest hosts Elizabeth Minkel and Natasha Simonova for a very special episode about the pirate drama Black Sails. We explore the historical and literary themes of the show, including its similarities to 17th century Revenge Tragedy, and what "historical fiction" actually means. Spoiler warning: We cover all four seasons, so this is mostly aimed at Black Sails fans rather than new viewers!
Robert Louis Stevenson, "The Persons of the Tale"
Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote
“Three Early Modern Utopias” ed. by Susan Bruce
“Utopia” by Thomas More (1516)
“New Atlantis” by Francis Bacon (1627)
“The Isle of the Pines” by Henry Neville (1668)