A native of Wales, Terry Breverton is proud of his Welsh ancestry and is actively trying to encourage a resurgence of interest in the Welsh heritage, particularly in younger audiences. Breverton's quest to re-introduce his heritage to not only tourists, but a new generation of Welsh, has prompted him to write a variety of books on everything from important Welsh men and women in history to an encyclopedia on the Welsh from a Welsh point of view.
Mr. Breverton first became interested in pirates while visiting West Wales. There he found a plaque commemorating the birthplace of Black Bart Roberts, considered the most successful pirate of all time. The pirate became the subject of his book Black Bart Roberts: The Greatest Pirate of Them All and sparked his interest for writing on piracy and buccaneers.
In Black Bart Roberts Mr. Breverton presents the true story of a pirate unlike the normal drunken, womanizing, smooth talking swashbucklers seen in the movies. Black Bart Roberts was a teetotaling Christian who was introduced to life at sea at the age of thirteen, and by the age of forty was forced into piracy. Called the “Black Captain” for his dark looks, Black Bart successfully took over four hundred ships and almost brought transatlantic shipping to a standstill. The Pirate Dictionary delves into the nautical language and expressions developed by pirate crews. This book explains the meaning behind such colloquialisms as “hit the deck,” which have been integrated into common-day language. Admiral Henry Morgan: King of the Buccaneers tells the story of this brilliant military tactician and strategist through his greatest conquests and battles.
Mr. Breverton resides in the Vale of Glamorgan and currently lectures at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff Business School in marketing and management. He studied at Manchester, Birmingham, and Lancaster, and had a career in business in consultancy and marketing in multinational companies before returning to the world of academia.
Recently Mr. Breverton was awarded a Helm Fellowship at the University of Indiana. He is the only Welsh author to have more than one book named Wales Book of the Month by the Welsh Books Council.http://www.pelicanpub.com/products.ph...