Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pirate of the Caribbean: The True Story

In the 1660s the capital of piracy – Jamaica’s Port Royal – was richer than New York; but ever since the islands of the Caribbean have hidden Henry Morgan’s secrets well. Now new evidence discovered in a forgotten archive, and a groundbreaking expedition to find Morgan’s lost fleet, reveals the truth behind the most notorious pirate that ever lived. How did a Welsh sheepfarmer become a murderous pirate? Who were his secret paymasters? And why, in the biggest irony of all, was he made a Knight of the Realm? From the eyewitness accounts of one of Morgan’s own pirate crew-members, to the discovery of his lost fleet, this documentary uses dramatisations, computer graphic reconstructions and expert research to chart the fascinating story of how one man set the Caribbean ablaze.

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