Alexander Exquemelin was a clerk for the French West India Company before impoverished circumstances forced him to join 'the wicked order of pirates' in 1666. He served with them until 1674, after which he settled in Holland. His book Buccaneers of America first appeared in 1678. Terry Breverton is a Senior Lecturer at UWIC Business School in Cardiff. He is a renowned expert on Sir Henry Morgan. His books include The Pirate Handbook and Admiral Sir Henry Morgan: King of the Buccaneers among others.