The Pirate King: The Incredible Story of Captain Henry Morgan

The Pirate King: The Incredible Story of Captain Henry Morgan

Graham A. Thomas


First released because the Buccaneer King through Pen & Sword Maritime in 2014
First Skyhorse Publishing variation 2015

A compelling new account of history's most renowned pirate.

The Pirate King is the compelling actual tale of a Welshman who turned some of the most ruthless and brutal buccaneers of the golden age of piracy. the foundation for dozens of fictionalized pirates in movie, tv, and literature—as good the namesake of 1 of the world’s hottest rum brands—Captain Sir Henry Morgan was once matchless between pirates and privateers. in contrast to so much of his contemporaries, he used to be now not hunted down and killed or captured via the experts. as an alternative he used to be thought of a hero in England and given a knighthood and finally used to be made governor of Jamaica. As Graham Thomas unearths during this clean biography of this advanced and interesting personality, Morgan used to be a superb army chief whose leading motivation was once to accumulate as a lot wealth as he may through sacking and plundering settlements, cities, and towns up and down the Spanish Main.

Featuring photo bills of Morgan’s exploits, ultimately resulting in an unprecedented upward thrust to strength and legitimacy, The Pirate King is a riveting learn guaranteed to develop into a key textual content in pirate literature. Thomas dispels myths and separates truth from fiction as he provides an interesting new portrait of 1 of history’s such a lot compelling figures.

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