Capt. Henry Morgan was a buccaneer (the forerunners of pirates) from the mid to late 1600’s. The most famous of these adventurers, Morgan was a complex and talented man; a man of military training and the son of a Welsh landowner. He left the service of Oliver Cromwell’s expeditionary force (they captured Jamaica for England) and apprenticed as a buccaneer in the West Indies. His military skill and natural cunning soon made him a successful and wealthy buccaneer. He became so powerful in the Caribbean that he was knighted and received influential political appointments, including Lt. Governor of Jamaica. His flagship was a French vessel, which he named the Satisfaction.