Burning & Looting: Top 10 Actual Pirates Of The Caribbean

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May 25, 2011

2. Captain Henry Morgan

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You guessed it, he’s that character on the rum bottle. Old Captain Morgan wasn’t your averageย pirate, though: he was paid to do the work of pirates as a privateer.ย He began his career working for the English as they plundered theย New World from coast to coast and then went rogue launchingย attacks on the Spanish–using Port Royal, the now-sleepy Jamaican fishing village that was known as the world’s wickedest place before an earthquake destroyed two-thirds of the place in 1692, as his homebase–for a commission.