Google has the full text of Life magazine issues from 1936 – 1972. An incredible resource.
Here’s an online gallery with some very good images of pirates, and related documents and maps. I know that the pirate gaming craze has largely subsided, but its one of htose things that I’ve always wanted to to.
For people interested in original sources, the University of Michigan, the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries and ProQuest have released some 25,000 texts dated from 1473 to 1700. Content is available in a variety of formats. Available immediately are some 25,000 books, with an additional 40,000 planned for the future.
The DMMapp (Digitized Medieval Manuscripts App) links to more than 300 libraries in the world. Each one of these contains medieval manuscripts that can be browsed for free.