Sir Henri Morgan (born on the 24th January 1637 in Wales, death: 23rd August 1688), was a privateer and often acted as a pirate, unless he was a pirate who often took the role of privateer. He was a violent, unscrupulous man and led a life of crook, stealing and killing all the way.
However, his audacious expeditions which mostly took place on land made him a highly respectable captain in the Caribbean. He considered boats as efficient means of transport but not as precious weapons.
Indeed, he was not a very talented captain and underwent several wreckages. Despite his cruelty, he was raised to peerage at the end of his life.