Was Treasure Island Based On A True Story From History? | The Real Treasure Island | Timeline

Was Treasure Island Based On A True Story From History? | The Real Treasure Island | Timeline

The Real Treasure Island follows Alex Capus as he travels to exotic locales to unlock the true story behind a literary masterpiece. From the foggy Scottish Highlands to the sun-kissed islands of the South Pacific, Capus follows a treasure trail of clues -each one triggering dramatic recreations that tell the true story behind Stevenson’s tale.

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  1. Jordan on May 21, 2023 at 8:14 am

    The definitive of a potty mouth for real.. you are so funny I have to use my mask

  2. Steve Hobbs on May 21, 2023 at 8:15 am

    Great story…but do your viewers a favour….stop interrupting the program.
    Tell us about history hits at the start or end….we get enough interference from YouTube.

  3. What Goes Around Comes Around on May 21, 2023 at 8:18 am

    This was not Stevenson’s only book! The others are just as well written, with great characters and gripping narrative. The idea that his pursuit of this treasure inspired the wonderful prose of Treasure Island is silly.

  4. Janine Semper on May 21, 2023 at 8:19 am

    No body ever found that treasure .

  5. Zvikomborero Mugwara on May 21, 2023 at 8:19 am

    Whenever I hear of treasure Island, I think of Black Sails. Fantastic series and is so underrated. The book is awesome too. Read it when I was young and when I got older.

  6. Doc Robinson on May 21, 2023 at 8:19 am

    Typical HH sensationalized Myths. George Santos Award worthy. National Enquirer & Qanon quality integrity.

  7. Douglas Lane on May 21, 2023 at 8:22 am

    More ads than content

  8. Anna Mosier on May 21, 2023 at 8:23 am

    Treasure forever

  9. Sara-Lorraine Gannon on May 21, 2023 at 8:23 am

    Hollywood used the fantastic pirated novels. of Rafael Sabatini andEmilio Salgari forswashbuckling movies (-Errol Flynns’ theSea Hawk ,Captain Blood etc) not. Treasure Island!!

  10. Skeeter Saurus on May 21, 2023 at 8:25 am

    Excellent back-history and follow-through theory of R.L. Stevenson! For those that doubt ‘this could happen…there would be written record’, keep in mind, you aren’t dealing with an almost-thoughtless purchase of a lottery ticket here. Those who are intelligent and ‘stumble upon’ information that leads them into treasure hunting, RARELY tell ANYONE ‘if they found it’, if they even admit they were looking. Personally, I think RLS knew that if it ever came out that he had FOUND the treasure once pilfered from the Church, he KNEW that the Church, still in existence, would demand their relics back as ‘stolen goods’…his motivation for silence was to protect his family, compounded by an unexpected death (that he didn’t see coming, because he wasn’t having a fit of consumption at the time)…justifying ‘no written record’, and generally covered up by the fact that he DID have personal wealth by the time he found the treasure, no one new or considered ‘is he over-spending his actual income?’

  11. brian mcclure on May 21, 2023 at 8:26 am

    I hear the Pirates became an American baseball team.

  12. lordlynchy on May 21, 2023 at 8:27 am

    Another American documentary that goes nowhere.

  13. keltyk on May 21, 2023 at 8:27 am

    as we say in Scotland- "what a load of pish"

  14. Fargo Snow on May 21, 2023 at 8:27 am

    I am I the only one who finds the narrator’s pronunciation of proper names, irritating?

  15. F on May 21, 2023 at 8:29 am

    This would make great new book. πŸ˜‚. Should it be in the history or fiction part of the library?

  16. Risky Ron on May 21, 2023 at 8:30 am

    Most likely it was Costa Rica’s Cocos Island. Three years treasure of the Americas was sent to Mexico City. But the Captain a pirate and buried on Cocos Island. The Captain Thomas Cochrane may hold a role. Naval liberator of Chile, Peru and Brazil rom the Spanish and Portuguese.

  17. Zdnek Picha on May 21, 2023 at 8:33 am


  18. Alice T on May 21, 2023 at 8:33 am

    I do want to learn the history but the dramatization of it sets my nerves on edge. Made it to the sounds of people being whipped for their confession, but can’t continue.

  19. solentlifeuk on May 21, 2023 at 8:33 am

    Martin Donahay ?? English Professor ???? Please if you are going to use anyone to quote on such matters – use someone with more credibility and background !

  20. BlaznSkais on May 21, 2023 at 8:34 am

    19:28 does he say in” 1979” I listened to it 3 times and swear I heard 1979.

  21. jamal robinson on May 21, 2023 at 8:36 am

    Wow this is fascinating

  22. George Hollingsworth on May 21, 2023 at 8:36 am

    There is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING linking Stevenson to any buried treasure whatsoever. He wrote Treasure Island in the early 1880s with help from his SON while they were in SCOTLAND. He made it CLEAR fron the beginning that it was made to be a children’s story and NOTHING ELSE. MUCH of the suppositions written here are bizarre and have no basis in fact. Treasure Island was written to amuse his son and that is it. Cappas is a crackpot.

  23. khamen723 on May 21, 2023 at 8:37 am

    I read this when I was 12, Never stopped reading

  24. Mohammed Says Rashid on May 21, 2023 at 8:37 am

    Treasures Island 🏝 was, in fact, story ( not truly events)…its hiding British naval intelligence conspiracy against Spanish empire convoys ships where they carried Spanish Treasures from southern America to Spain πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ…but British( Ses mercenaries) Pirouette ships ☠️.. they snacked Spanish loaded ships in Atlantic Ocean & Pacific… Ocean.. similar to ( 007 – jemis bond movies) .thanks

  25. Don S on May 21, 2023 at 8:38 am

    Admit it…..we allll went through a phase when we aspire to be treasure hunters searching for pirate’s gold

  26. SuperZiggy on May 21, 2023 at 8:39 am

    very American docu.. based on Nothing but just thoughts, no wonder ordinary american people began using the term FAKE NEWS

  27. Enduring Hope on May 21, 2023 at 8:40 am

    You forgot to mention RLS family and the supposed remaining treasure left behind in that bank sized vault.

  28. Graham Fisher on May 21, 2023 at 8:41 am

    I lived on RLS Road, oppersite his home
    in Westbourne

    β˜ πŸπŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ‘

  29. steven sherrier on May 21, 2023 at 8:44 am

    Of course all you gotta do is watch the history channel for new episodes of oak island, unlimited budget and they will never find a thing! πŸ˜‚

  30. Gordon MacDonald on May 21, 2023 at 8:44 am

    "A General History of Pyrates" written in the early 1700s by Daniel Defoe under a pseudonym is actually the basis for a VAST majority of "pirate fiction" over the years, not Stevenson’s "Treasure Island", as even he was inspired/influenced by the old popular book, as it remained VERY popular in the centuries since it was written. Defoes’ book is basically a compilation of recollections and "true" accounts of the various different piratical figures of ranging infamy in the Caribbean during the "Golden Age" of piracy. You see, even back then, 300+ years ago, there was A LOT of fascination with piracy, as they were often viewed as "folk heroes" or what we would call "rock stars", or "rebels without a cause". The Scottish Captain William Kidd is often famously credited with burying his loot as he revealed during his trial before execution, but hiding one’s valuables in creative ways was and still is practiced by many people, it just doesn’t get talked about that often, thus it’s highly likely the idea of a pirates’ "buried treasure" isn’t exclusive to the realm of fiction. One-legged pirates weren’t invented by Stevenson either, as it is written in the old "pyrates’ code" that any crew member who loses a limb in battle gets reimbursed, each limb having different value, legs being listed separate from arms, hands, fingers, and eyes; if it wasn’t a matter of importance/prevalence, it wouldn’t have been included in the centuries old document. Stevenson also didn’t invent pets being on pirate ships, as it was common practice for a ships’ crew to take on pets like exotic birds, dogs, and monkeys; dogs on board ships mainly served as a form of pest control in killing any rats/mice, and U.S. President Andrew Jackson, while not a "pirate" was well known for his talking pet parrot, who infamously cursed all the time, even at his funeral, and Jackson was long before Stevenson was even born.

  31. J Anderson on May 21, 2023 at 8:44 am

    Fine if historical hyperbole is your thing. I stopped watching when they suggested that Stevenson’s wealth came from some sort of treasure hunt. Stevenson was from a family of Engineers that made a lot of money from cunning and ingenuity, although not always through fair play.

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  33. Huw Zebediah Thomas on May 21, 2023 at 8:45 am

    Oh aye mee laddie.

  34. Mara Sholette on May 21, 2023 at 8:46 am

    How much money is History Hit paying to put commercials in their videos for the commercial-free tier of YouTube? Not mad, but curious.

  35. George Hollingsworth on May 21, 2023 at 8:47 am

    :If the natives of an island have stories of a fish god that likes Pigs, then it MUST be Stevenson was there and found a huge treasure that he never spent. BULLOCKS!

  36. Lisa DOLAN on May 21, 2023 at 8:50 am

    Samoa πŸ‡ΌπŸ‡Έ is a magnificent country. I’ve seen his house in Apia many times. It’s near the Botanical gardens off Cross Island road. It’s pretty amazing. When you get up to where his grave is, there’s a large bell that tradition says must be rung. Yep. Even to this day

  37. Coloring With D on May 21, 2023 at 8:50 am

    Wow, this was great. My brother has this book. I think I will read it. Thanks for the video ☺☺☺

  38. ClvrSwine on May 21, 2023 at 8:50 am

    His middle name is pronounced Lewis, not Loo-ee. He was born Lewis and changed the spelling to Louis.

  39. Michael Stow on May 21, 2023 at 8:51 am

    Stevenson related how he came up with the story. But that’s not exciting enough for these so-called historians. They come up with BS and call Stevenson a liar.

  40. john loftus on May 21, 2023 at 8:59 am


  41. Justin Shelley on May 21, 2023 at 9:00 am

    I had to leave when the narrator pronounced Costa Rica incorrectly.

  42. Nute W on May 21, 2023 at 9:02 am

    There is no way stevensons could have gotten rid of treasure!! Someone would have known !! Unless he meltdown all of it.

  43. Deus Darrell on May 21, 2023 at 9:03 am

    19:26 did he say 1979 ?

  44. roostershooter76 on May 21, 2023 at 9:04 am

    The narrator needs a lesson in Classical Literature. He keeps saying Robert β€œLew-we” Stevenson, when everyone knows his middle name is β€œLewis”.

  45. greg j. gotham on May 21, 2023 at 9:07 am

    The isle St Marie off of Madagascar there is a small harbor with in the harbor is the pirate island Kidd treasure is hidden there in the water of the bay was found a 40 pound bar of silver marked with symbols of knight Templar and pirates. History channel of the knight Templar ends up there.

  46. njorogefabias on May 21, 2023 at 9:07 am


  47. David Anderson on May 21, 2023 at 9:08 am

    Sounds more like the Legend of Yellowbeard to me!

  48. Sheuh Proxy 0 on May 21, 2023 at 9:08 am

    I always thought it was a sort of amalgamation of spoken word pirate tales of the respective era.

  49. DreamScapes : FL Studio Mobile Creator_Gamer on May 21, 2023 at 9:09 am

    Oak island

  50. Tiki Tavi on May 21, 2023 at 9:11 am

    Stevenson came to Monterey to be with Fanny, not San Francisco. Many believe the seeds for Treasure Island were planted during his time there, and while on his honeymoon in Calistoga, staying at an abandoned mine called the Silverado.

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