Molly Joyful’s Useful List of Naval and Historic Resources
UNDER CONSTRUCTION (status: September 2010)
Until this part has been updated, please see the original list here.
Thanks a lot for your patience.
“How on earth can I write about something I don’t know anything about?!”
This question started the “useful list”; a helpful link-collection for myself and my fellow authors of Age of Sail fiction. There are books, my preferred method of research, but not everybody has the time or the financial means to fill the halls with piles of paper. Therefore, my main focus was a list of easily accessible online-links. This list doesn’t cover every single aspect concerning the Age of Sail or the daily life in 18th century Britain. But it will hopefully give you a little help with your writing. And for the non-writers: it’s great fun surfing the past!
If you know of a great link or feel a link is filed under the wrong category, please let me know!
The list is very “Britain focused”. No disrespect to other seafaring nations, but I limited my research to the facts that I use in my own writing. That’s also the reason why there is only very limited information on pirates.
I’ve tried to check every link – not only to see if it works, but also to have a look at the content of the rest of the site. I didn’t include any links to websites with racist or overly nationalist content. Being a patriot is fine, being an idiot is not. Should you still find something on a website I’ve linked to that’s looking suspicious, please let me know. I won’t send any traffic to websites of people I’d like to kick with heavy boots on.
Disclaimer: I’m not responsible for the content of the websites I link to, you visit them at your own risk.
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