Henry Morgan: Welsh Raider of the Spanish Main
Henry Morgan: Welsh Raider of the Spanish Main is a LEGO model about the infamous buccaneers raid on Lake Maracaibo in 1669.
Henry Morgan was born in around 1635 in Llanrhymny, which is now part of Cardiff. How ended up in Jamaica twenty years later is uncertain, but when he was there he forged a career as the most successful buccaneer the world had ever seen. In the pay of the English government, he raided the Spanish Main and disrupted their shipping, amassing enormous personal wealth in the process. At home, he was a hero, being knighted in 1674 and holding the office of Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica on several occasions. To the Spanish he was no more than a pirate, whose activity sat well outside of the rule of law. He died on August 25th 1688 having played a major role in setting the unfolding American geo-political scene.
The model is a Brick to the Past creation built by Dan Harris, James Pegrum, Simon Pickard, and Colin Parry. It was unveiled for the first time at the Bricktastic in July 2018 and went on display again at The Great Western Brick Show in October.
You can see more photos on our website: www.bricktothepast.com/henry-morgan
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