Treasure Island. Reader’s companion - background. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Written in the 1880’s, Stevenson set his story over 100 years in the past, in the Golden Age of pirates – the early 1700’s.
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Reader’s companion - background
Once on ship, sailors faced many horrors. Captains had unlimited powers, and enforced their rules with a cat-o’-nine-tails or spectacular executions.