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Henry Morgan

Born in 1635, Henry Morgan was a British pirate. He was renowned for his notorious and cruel nature. He ranks in the most notorious pirates in British history. A particular event that sets up his cunning image is the 1667’s attack on Portobelo in Panama City. It is believed that captured Jesuits were used as armours to take down the third strongest fortress in that era. He used almost 30 ships and more than 1200 men to carry out this well-crafted attack.

Following his greatest achievement of conquering Panama City, he was captured and brought to England. However, such was his power that Charles II released him and made him the governor of Jamaica amidst the war that broke out between England and Spain. After this, he retired from his piracy career and lived a well-respected life as a planter. He died in 1688.

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