You can download the Teachers’ Notes for Act of Faith here. Here’s a timeline of historical events around the era in which the book is set.
There is a huge range of information about real pirates, weapons, flags, daily life, ships and the Swashbuckler! books on my Swashbuckler site.
Here are some resources for aspiring writers, put together over a couple of years. These are mostly tools to help you organise your work so you can spend more time doing what you do best: writing.
Tools & resources
Research tools for writing
Organise your writing
Free online tools
Web resources on writing and publishing
Here are some general tips and tricks from my own experience:
Researching history (in this case, pirates)