Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Dartmouth coastlining

Who'd have thought the view towards "Deadmans Cove" could look so Piratey.  Perhaps it's just me.

Did you know?
In 1373 Geoffrey Chaucer visited Dartmouth.  Among the pilgrims in his Canterbury Tales:

A schipman was ther, wonyng fer by weste;
For ought I wost, he was of Dertemouthe.

Dartmouth was a major base for privateering in medieval times.  John Hawley was a licensed privateer and mayor of Dartmouth is thought to be a model for Chaucer's "schipman".

Quite piratey after all then.

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