These are exact copies of statues from Nun Monkton. The most successful of all the pirates infesting the Caribbean in the early 18th century was Black Bart, Bartholomew Roberts, who summarised his philosophy as follows: “In an honest service there is thin commons, low wages, and hard labour; in this, plenty of satiety, pleasure and ease, liberty and power; and who would not balance creditor on this side, when all the hazard that is run for it, at worst, is only a sour look or two at choking. No, a merry life and a short one shall be my motto.“