Place for Pyrates,
Associates, and Accomplices,
In the latter
of the 17th and early Decades of the 18th Centuries.
Welcome to the Pirate Brethren's Home Port.
Herein you will find stories and lessons from the most experienced
Golden Age of Piracy reenactors.
WHO WE ARE...
The Pirate Brethren, as a reenacting
group, was formed in the mid-1990s, originally going by the
name Brethren of the Bay. We share a common ancestry with Merrick's
Privateers, both units springing from an ill-fated attempt to have a
Pirate Camp at Jamestown's Marching Through Time event, an idea which
was in itself born of the annual Adelphi Mill Pyrate Feast.
Our group is composed of experienced reenactors -- many with over
twenty years of experience. As an experienced group, most of our
members have either done or continue to do other time periods,
ranging from ancient Rome to WWII 15th (Scottish) Recce, and almost
everything in between. This interest in history has lead us to seek a
more accurate portrayal of pirates -- pirates as common sailors,
pirates as soldiers, and so on. It is important to note that this quest
for accuracy in no way impedes our desire to have fun. It just means
that our notion of fun, and who pirates really were,
might be different than what you are used to seeing.
If you find this historical approach to piracy appealing we are always
looking for new members. No experience is needed, just a willingness to
learn, an open mind and above all... a desire to HAVE FUN!
If you are interested in learning more about the Pirate Brethren, or
the hobby of pirate reenacting, please continue on to
the links below...
Articles on the Art
and Science of Pirate Reenacting
Join our Discussion of the
Life, Times and History of the Era in The Pirate Reenacting Forum
The Pirate Brethren in
Pictures -- Our Pirate Reenacting Gallery