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Oct 21 2010
1 Miguel de Cervantes, in chapter XXXIX of his classic El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha, mentions Uluç Ali under the name of "Uchali", describing briefly his rise to the regency of Algiers. 4756
2 Plutarch, "Aratus" in Plutarch's Lives, Arthur Hugh Clough (editor), John Dryden (translator). Two volumes. Modern Library; Modern Library Paperback Ed edition (April 10, 2001). [link] at Project Gutenberg. Vol. 2: ISBN 0375756779. 2566
3 Livy, [link], Rev. Canon Roberts (translator), Ernest Rhys (Ed.); (1905) London: J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd. 1797
4 Strabo, [link], translated by Horace Leonard Jones; Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press; London: William Heinemann, Ltd. (1924). Books 8-9: ISBN 0-674-99216-4, Books 13-14: ISBN 0-674-99246-6. 1186
5 Polybius, [link], Evelyn S. Shuckburgh (translator); London, New York. Macmillan (1889); Reprint Bloomington (1962). 943
6 William of Newburgh, Historia rerum anglicarum, Book 1 Ch.24, [link], Full-text online. 67
7 Walbank, F. W., Philip V of Macedon, The University Press (1940). 44
8 John of Fordun, Chronicle of the Scottish Nation. Edited by William Forbes Skene, translated by Felix J.H. Skene. Reprinted, Llanerch Press, Lampeter, 1993. ISBN 1-897853-05-X 38
9 Oram, Richard, David I: The King who made Scotland. Tempus, Stroud, 2004. ISBN 0-7524-2825-X 17
10 Rodger, N.A.M. The Safeguard of the Sea; A Naval History of Britain 660-1649. (London, 1997). < 5
11 Mattingly, Garett, The Defeat of the Spanish Armada, ISBN 0-395-08366-4 – a detailed account of the defeat of the Spanish Armada, it received a special citation from the Pulitzer Prize committee in 1960. < 5

Top pirates: Age of the Buccaneers: 1650-1690

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1 Walpole, Horace, [link] (at Project Gutenberg) < 5
2 The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography < 5

Top pirates: Golden Age of Piracy: 1690-1730

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Oct 21 2010
1 Johnson, Charles (1724) A General History of the Pyrates. 2 vols. London: Charles Rivington 50

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