THE BARBARY CORSAIRS
Corsairs, pirates, privateers and pirate hunting in the Middle Sea.
This talk includes a brief history of piracy in the Mediterranean, and discusses the myths and reality of the infamous Barbary Corsairs.
Biography of the author
Jane G. Harlond Arredondo grew up in the English West Country. Author of ‘Local Resistance’, ‘The Empress Emerald’ and ‘The Chosen Man’ (all published by Penmore Press), Jane writes thoroughly-researched, page-turning historical crime fiction that weaves fictional characters into real events. She is particularly interested in aspects of power; international intrigue and domestic politics are significant elements in her stories.
‘Dark Night, Black Horse’, a short novella, is a true story about a young boy who rescues his father’s favourite black stallion during the Spanish Civil War. This is now available in Spanish as ‘Noche Oscuro, Caballo Negro’.
Jane is a member of the prestigious British Historical Writers’ Association, the Historical Novel Society, and the British Society of Authors. Apart from fiction, Jane also writes school text books for Oxford University Press under her married name. She has a large family now settled in diverse parts of Spain and Europe. After travelling widely, she and her husband, a retired Spanish naval officer, are now settled in Coín.