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History of Captain Henry Morgan

Sir Henry Morgan best be known by his career with Captain Morgan Rum, o'er time this Legendary figure has been cultivated into one of the most widely recognized Pirates in Pop Culture. Most landlubbers may not know the story o' the original Cap'n Morgan who is in and of himself a Legendary Pirate!

 

The real Henry Morgan was believed to have been born around 1635 in Wales. Details on who he was before he became a Privateer be scant. It is believed that he became a captain in a British privateer fleet n' routinely raided Spanish Cuba in the 1660s. The English Governor of Jamaica had been on the verge of restricting privateer activity until he was realized how much of the colony's revenue was based on piracy.

By 1668 he had been promoted to Admiral n' had his own fleet of ten ships with 500 men to attack "Spanish ships at sea." Later another 200 French pirates joined him from the Port o' Tortuga! Periodically Morgan would have to mediate between the French n' his predominantly English crews. As an Admiral, he maintained discipline in order to achieve his private goals of plunderin' Spanish towns.

 

Morgan began a piratical campaign by sacking Puerto Principe, about 50 Miles inland in Spanish Cuba. The buccaneers were then inspired to attack Porto Bello (modern Panama.) The city was the third richest settlement in the Spanish Main n' was well fortified. Not only did Morgan capture the city, he was also able to ransom it back to the governor for a Fortune.

Morgan had only been authorized to attack Spanish ships, so he was publicly scolded by the British Governor. Unofficially Morgan had become a National British Hero. Morgan's continued actions eventually led to him being Knighted and he became a Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica- frequently acting as the governor. He received orders to eradicate Jamaican piracy, but instead he welcome privateers as long as they paid him the appropriate bribes. 

Pirate Fashions has made an outfit worthy of whichever Captain Morgan ye be dressing as! http://bit.ly/2lCaB7B

 

The Tales of Barnacle Bill

This book be a story of a young lad's quest fer immortality...eternal youth. He sets out on an adventure, chasing his dreams in search of that rare domineering breed, those colorful vagabonds known only as PIRATES, but what he finds is more...much more! With a roll of the bones he's mysteriously spun back in time. He awakens to find himself a stow away aboard one of the most notorious Pirate vessels to ever tread water. Take a ride with the Brethren of Caroline as they sail straight into the face of a hurricane in pursuit of a mysterious Island that doesn't exist. All for the love of Black Sam's Gold.

The author, Barnacle Bill Bedlam, a former rock n' roll musician will be holding a book signing at Pirate Fashions on Saturday, Aug 3rd from, 1 ta 3pm. Barnacle Bill be born into Piracy, as his grandfather be a rum runner in the deep south. "I learned all of my tricks of the trade from him."

 

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This be arrrr 33rd issue of the Pirate Fashions Newsletter for Aug 2013. In transfer the old website to the new one, we had issues transferring the newsletter. So we be reposing the feature article into this blog instead of losing all the past newsletters.

The Sovereigh of the Seas

This here book be taking ye back in time to the year 1799 to sail with Captain Pike n' his crew on their unbelievable journey in search of the four keys of the sea. Good verses evil is the name of the game in this classic story, n' as always, if good is not really careful, evil will prevail. Demons, devils, witches n' sea maidens all play an important roll in this unforgettable story, many out to help the crew n' many out to stop them. The book has a five star rating on Amazon!

D.M. Atlas over at The Almost Living Motion Picture Company, LLC has purchased the screen rights for the movie.This 3 hour motion picture is scheduled to be released Dec. 2013. Once funded a fully functioning, 140 foot long, three tall mast great ship will be built in Turkey & sailed the States where filming will begin all over the east coast's barrier islands as well as the Caribbean including the Virgin Islands. If ye be interested in auditioning fer a part, following this link to casting.

Stephen P. Simpson, the author with no prior experience in writing, 3 years ago he sat down to write. Two years later he had created the greatest pirate tale ever told, the Sovereign of the Seas "The Four Keys".

 

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This be arrrr 23rd issue of the Pirate Fashions Newsletter for Oct 2012. In transfer the old website to the new one, we had issues transferring the newsletter. So we be reposing the feature article into this blog instead of losing all the past newsletters.

Pirates of Savannah Author

In my travels of various Pirate Festival n' events, I be meeting many interesting characters. I met with Tarrin P. Lupo n' his co-author wench, Ruby Nicole Hilliard. Tarrin be best known fer being the author of "Pirates of Savannah". He has published 13 Books n' currently resides in Savannah Georgia and is a member of the Free State Project.  They try to write fun adventure novels crammed packed with real history. It be nice to see a pirate book not set in the Caribbean, the story occur's in George and Florida. Ye may read the first few chapters here for free as a special bonus to my mates.

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This be arrrr 20th issue of the Pirate Fashions Newsletter for Jul 2012. In transfer the old website to the new one, we had issues transferring the newsletter. So we be reposing the feature article into this blog instead of losing all the past newsletters.

Mutiny Magazine makes a Splash!

A new on-line pirate magazine just come out n' it be a treasure filled 150 pages of pirate articles n' stores. This be published by Clay Clement, better know as Talderoy of Studio City Tattoo in California. It be free to view on-line, so take a gander. The first issue looks well layouted with interesting articles such as: Escape with Kendra about her travel to La Isla Bonita - Belize, Save the Shawnee by Chritine Lampe, Mermaids in the Wild by Rebecca MacKay, Fictional Story called L'Ollonais by Bullet Valmont, Resurrection of La Royaliste, a piece about the Pirate RockBand - The Pirate Charles, 2012 Inductees of the Order of Leviathan, the Art of Karen Yee, Ale Hunter by Jules Evermore, Piratical Ponderings by Cap'n Slappy n' Ol' Chumbucket, n' many more articles to mention.

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This be arrrr 19th issue of the Pirate Fashions Newsletter for Jun 2012. In transfer the old website to the new one, we had issues transferring the newsletter. So we be reposing the feature article into this blog instead of losing all the past newsletters.

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

This be an upcoming 3-D stop-motion animated film produced by Aardman Animations in partnership with Sony Pictures Animation. It be directed by Peter Lord n' co-directed by Jeff Newitt. The film be release on 27 April 2012, in US. The Pirates! will feature the voices of Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Piven, Imelda Staunton and David Tennant.

The film is based on the first two books from Gideon Defoe's The Pirates! series, The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists and The Pirates! in an Adventure with Whaling. It is Aardman Animations' first stop-motion clay animated feature to be released in Digital 3D. If ye like Monty Python, ye will surely like this funnly film. Ye can view the film trailer, arrrrrgh!

 

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This be arrrr 17th issue of the Pirate Fashions Newsletter for Apr 2012. In transfer the old website to the new one, we had issues transferring the newsletter. So we be reposing the feature article into this blog instead of losing all the past newsletters.