Captain Morgan's Treasure Discovered Near Panama By Captain Morgan Rum Funded Team. Team of U.S. archaeologists map the 17th century shipwreck discovered at the mouth of the Chagres River in Panama during expedition for Captain Henry Morgan's lost fleet.
Ruins of Fort Santiago, which Captain Henry Morgan captured when he attacked Portobelo in 1668
Letter of Marque from the English Governor of Jamaica to Henry Morgan; who he is making the commander-in-chief of all land and naval forces in that part of the world, initially to stop the Spanish in Cuba from invading Jamaica. Morgan's mission was to protect Jamaica and her merchant fleet, and he did all he was ordered to do; and more. He kicked butt. The most famous of his raids was his sacking of the city of Panama in Central America which he burnt to the ground.
Captain Henry Morgan. Born in 1635 to a prosperous Welsh farming family, Henry settled around 1660 in Britain's newly acquired Jamaica. By 1668, he was vice-admiral over 15 ships and the elected successor to Edward Mansfield, who headed all piracy based in Jamaica. Morgan began a series of large-scale raids in Central America that secured his place as the greatest buccaneer of all: Puerto Principe, Cuba, Porto Bello, Panama (both in 1668), Maracaibo, Venezuela (1669) & the sack of Panama (1670).
The ancient cannons of Portobelo, Panama, where the pirate Henry Morgan invaded, sacked and left a burning ruin in 1668.
Penshurst Place, Kent, the huge medieval Baron's Hall. This is where Anne of Cleves lived after annulment from her marriage to King Henry VIII. The original medieval house is one of the most complete examples of 14th-century domestic architecture in England surviving in its original location.
Hampton Court Palace.The Great Watching Chamber was originally the first of Henry VIII's state rooms and was used for entertaining those members of the court who had attained the status of baron or above. Pictured: part of a huge tapestry on one of the walls.