Henry Morgan

Captain Henry Morgan (1635-1688). On behalf of Jamaica, the ruthless privateer Henry Morgan attacked Spanish cities and ships, killing and torturing prisoners. Morgan became very wealthy and was generously rewarded for his deeds. He was eventually knighted and appointed Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica. Read about more swashbuckling pirates at the Pirates of the Golden Age slideshow.

Engraving of pirate Captain Henry Morgan

From Jolly Roger: The Story of the Great Age of Piracy by P. Pringle, 2001. Dover Publications