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Howel Davis

Davis proved himself an enterprising and successful pirate chief, but preferred, whenever possible, to use strategy and cunning rather than force to gain his ends.
Connection: Born in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire.

comment by:Cymruambyth
Known as "the Cavalier Prince of Pirates". "Davis was a man, too, by all accounts," said Silver. "I never sailed along of him; first with England then with Flint, that's my story; and now here on my own account, in a manner of speaking." Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson 1883.