Bartholomew Roberts, Black Bart from Haverfordwest, West Wales

Bartholomew Roberts 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...

Sir Henry Morgan (Captain), Llanrumney, Glamorgan

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.

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