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