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Following the sack of Panama City, Morgan retired from being the Terror of the Spanish Main and lived out his days as a gentleman planter in Jamaica. While he was about it, he sat down and had a read of Alexandre Exquemelin’s best-seller, The Buccaneers of America – and sued his old shipmate for defamation: the rascal had called him a pirate.

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