Bartholomew Roberts


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Noun1.Bartholomew Roberts - a Welsh pirate credited with having taken more than 400 ships (1682-1722)Bartholomew Roberts - a Welsh pirate credited with having taken more than 400 ships (1682-1722)
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Head further afield to the seaside resort of Tenby, or Little Newcastle, birthplace of legendary pirate Bartholomew Roberts. Stop in Fishguard, where Liz Taylor and Richard Burton filmed Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood.
"Jolie Rouge" opens with Captain Bartholomew Roberts on his ship Royal Fortune, a real-life Welsh pirate who terrorized the Americas from Canada to Brazil from 1719-22, nearly shutting down West Indian shipping between Europe and the New World.
And one of his favourites is that of Bartholomew Roberts, alias notorious pirate Black Bart.
He said: "Bartholomew Roberts was the most successful pirate of all time - he was known as Black Bart.
Black Bart Bartholomew Roberts from Little Newcastle, Pembrokeshire, terrorised sailors from the West Indies to the coast of Africa through the early 1700s.
His name was Bartholomew Roberts, nicknamed Black Bart and in his time he captured 470 vessels.
A separate farhouse was built to the southwest of the now L-shaped tower in the 1720s by Admiral Sir Chaloner Ogle who was well known for capturing the infamous pirate Bartholomew Roberts.
No one has bested the 18th-century pirate Bartholomew Roberts' pithy summation of why piracy exists: "In an honest Service, there is thin Commons, low Wages, and hard Labour; in this, Plenty and Satiety, Pleasure and Ease, Liberty and Power; and who would not balance Creditor on this Side, when all the Hazard that is run for it, at worst, is only a sower Look or two at choaking.
On one terrifying three-day rampage, Bartholomew Roberts and his cut-throat band commandeered 15 English and French ships and then hanged the governor of Martinique from the yardarm.
We are here today on board PS [Pirate Ship] Radical Element, flagship of the pirate fleet led by Captain Henry Morgan and Captain Bartholomew Roberts, two of the scurviest scoundrels ever to sail the seven seas.
The pirate Black Bart or Bartholomew Roberts of Casnewydd Bach, Pembrokeshire also features, as does buccaneer Sir Henry Morgan, 6th century poet Taliesin, and Francis Lewis (1713-1802), the only Welsh-born signatory of the American Declaration of Independence.