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Black History Slideshow. Music: Oh Freedom! by The Golden Gospel Singers

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The War of Spanish Succession opened up lucrative opportunities for men at sea, when the government began commissioning privateers to conduct large scale attacks on enemy merchant ships.

  1. Image: Juan Arreno de Miranda, 1681 Casa-Museo del Greco.
  2. Image: Jan van Huchtenburg, 1706-1713, Rijksmuseum.
  3. Image: Anonymous, 1705, Rijksmuseum.