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 his crew now suffered. Years of constant running had taken its toll on the men and their vessels, 'The Royal Fortune' and 'The Ranger'. Piracy was losing its appeal, living 'on the run' was part of their occupation but now they were being hunted.