Monday, April 4, 2011

My Trip to Kingston...

When Britain conquered the Spanish for control of Jamaica in the seventeenth century, the crown quickly commissioned the building of a fort on Kingston Bay to thwart attempts by the Spanish to reclaim the island. Unfortunately, pirates became a big problem - with Captain Morgan and others robbing everybody (including the British) of its fortunes. So Britain decided to hire pirates (including Morgan) to work for the crown. Port Royal became the site of the commissioned fort, Fort Charles, and the port became renouned for the debauchery that was common amongst pirates. Here is a picture of me at Fort Charles.

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