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The title of this article is conjectural.
Nothing is known about this Pirate Lord's life, except that he was present on the second meeting of the Brethren Court at some point during the 17th century. Together with another Pirate Lord, the Welshman Henry Morgan, he made the Code of the Pirate Brethren, which was recorded in the Pirata Codex at the dawn of the age of piracy.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "Bartholomew was everything a pirate should be: fierce, quick to anger, violent, conniving, the whole package. He used to stick burning brands in his long, black beard when he fought, so it looked like his whole head was smoking. Scared the devil out of the cowards he attacked."
Violent, conniving, and quick to anger, Bartholomew was one of the fiercest pirates of his time. Tall as house, during the fight he would stick burning brands in his long, black beard, making a devilish appearance that would scare his opponents. He never smiled, the fact that would only emphasize his fearsome reputation.
Behind the scenesEdit
- There is some contention as to the identity of Morgan's partner, who is referred to only as "Bartholomew".
- This individual was commonly held to be Bartholomew Roberts: he and Morgan appear together as spirits in the non-canonical comic The Buccaneer's Heart! and make several references to the Code. However, Bartholomew Roberts wasn't even born during the Second Brethren Court, when the Pirata Codex was made. Although, it is possible that Roberts simply finished the Pirata Codex after he grew up and became a pirate.
- A second candidate is Bartolomeo Português, who was known to have established one of the earliest sets of rules that comprised the real-life pirate code around the 1660's. It may also refer to one Bartholomew Sharp, active 1679-82 as they both lived during the same time as Henry Morgan.
- The mention of the "code of Morgan and Bartholomew" in the Pirates of the Caribbean video game is anachronistic because the game is set in 1630, set before Morgan and Bartholomew made the Code.
- Pirates of the Caribbean (game) (Mentioned only)
- Legends of the Brethren Court: The Caribbean (Mentioned only)
- Legends of the Brethren Court: Wild Waters (Mentioned only)
- Legends of the Brethren Court: Day of the Shadow (Mentioned only)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (First mentioned)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (Mentioned only)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Legends of the Brethren Court
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Complete Visual Guide
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Notes and referencesEdit
|Members of the Brethren Court|