Bartholomew Sharp

Pirates in Panama History

Bartholomew Sharp  was a English buccaneer that preyed on Spanish shipping in the Caribbean. Sharp had been with Henry Morgan when he attack Porto Bello in 1679. He commanded a barque that was one of the lead ships in the expedition. His men were in the forefront of the land battles which took the Spanish city. 

Sharp wrote about his exploits as a buccaneer and the attack on Panama. These chronicles incorporated into Esquemeling's "Buccaneers of America".
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Bruce C. Ruiz
August 23, 2002