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Maxfield Parrish – Lady Ursula Kneeling before Pompdebile – from The Knave of Hearts – 1924

Maxfield Parrish - Lady Ursula Kneeling before Pompdebile - from The Knave of Hearts - 1924
Maxfield Parrish – Lady Ursula Kneeling before Pompdebile – from The Knave of Hearts – 1924
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On this day in 1692 an earthquake devastated Port Royal, Jamaica, Captain Morgan’s pirate headquarters and widely regarded as the “most wicked city in the world”. The damage was so severe that it was never rebuilt, and the pirates’ army’s sway over the Caribbean was pretty much ended.

Check out the book Empire of Blue Water for the story.

Aaarh! indeed.

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