Black Bart, the legendary Pirate
On the 10th of February 1722, at Cape Lopez in what is now the West African state of Gabon a Captain Challoner Ogle of the Royal Navy engaged and defeated one of the worlds most notorious outlaws, Bartholomew Roberts.
Roberts had come a long way from his roots in the little Welsh town of Haverfordwest both figuratively and literally.
His journey so far had taken him across the Atlantic from the cool waters of Newfoundland to the blistering equatorial heat he and...
Sailing with captain Davis in the west Indies.
Notorious pirate who terrorised the seas off Madagascar.
In 1665, when war had been declared on holland, the governor of jamaica issued commissions to several pirates and buccaneers, morgan was one of them.
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.
Captain Sir Henry Morgan
This, the greatest of all the "brethren of the coast," was a Welshman, born at Llanrumney (probably at Llanrumney Hall, now a pub) in Monmouthshire in the year 1635. The son of a well-to-do farmer, Robert Morgan, he early took to the seafaring life.