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These wooden plaques depict famous pirates from the Golden Age of piracy, and their famous flag ships. Sir Henry Morgan (c. 1635 – 25 August 1688) was a Welsh privateer, pirate and admiral of the English navy . His privateering activities were recorded in the most important book of 17th century piracy ‘History of the Buccaneers of America’ published in 1678 by Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin (c. 1645–1707), although a privateer not a pirate, Morgan’s brutal and ruthless actions in his raiding of Spainish settlements in the Spanish Main, including torture and murder, would give him a fierce and feared reputation, likening him to the actions of a blood thirsty pirate. Morgan was nicknamed ‘Barbadosed’, due to the rumour that he first came to the colonies as a slave when he was a boy. The term ‘barbadosed’ meant to be forced into servitude as an indentured servant or slave in Barbados. Original illustration.

'The Satisfaction'. Henry Morgan.

  • Small prints on antique style paper, mounted to actual antique salvaged wood, and hung with twine. 3.5" x 4.5"

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