Monday, 29 November 2010

Amnesty for pirates

On the day of Sir Henry Morgan's funeral, the Governor of Jamaica granted a 24-hour amnesty to allow the pirates, privateers and buchaneers then existing outside the law to land and pay their respects. The infamous Captain Morgan was given an honourable send off - carried through the town of Port Royal atop a gun carriage followed by a 22-gun salute from the HMS Assistance.

From "Empire of Blue Water" by Stephan Talty

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