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Blackbeard, America’s Most Famous Pirate
A former naval officer and museum professional, he is an expert on weapons, shipwrecks, and piracy who has advised several underwater archaeological groups including the team working on Blackbeard's sunken flagship. Read an Excerpt Click to read or download.
A Date with History. Selected Bibliography. What People are Saying About This From the Publisher "Angus Konstam successfully combines a vivid account of a famous pirate with a richly detailed survey of his turbulent and brutal world.
Konstam paints a wide canvas of Blackbeard and his life and times, of the whole sordid and frightening world of piracy. With writing that is at once elegant and accessible, he explores the rise of the 'Golden Age' of piracy, illustrating how simple merchant sailors and privateersmen could be drawn into the most bloody profession of all, and become enemies of the world.
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Using the pirate Blackbeard as a starting point, Konstam gives the reader a broad understanding of the world of 17th century piracy, from the lives of the men who sailed under the black flag to those who tried to stop them. Blackbeard is a great read - informed, scholarly, thorough, accurate and fun.
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Blackbeard: America's Most Notorious Pirate
Sign in to Purchase Instantly. It is said that there were rumors that he was still pirating during this period, but whether these rumors had any basis in fact, or were in fact distorted reports of a legal salvage operation that Teach took part in, is open to conjecture. Discounting unconfirmable rumors, it appears that Edward Teach settled down in Bath Town North Carolina, during this period and gave up his pirating ways.
During this time Teach married, and aside from some wild parties appears to have integrated himself into society as a relatively normal member of the community. While his past history and the parties he threw made his neighbors somewhat wary of him, there is no real indication that Teach threatened any of them or committed any crimes against them or their property.
The notorious Blackbeard was not to enjoy a long and happy retirement, however, and he was slain on November 18, 2.
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Tatche, and many more in the documents of the time, this aticle will use Teach in deference to tradition. November 22 is in the old Julian style calendar that the British were using at the time, using the Gregorian calendar, it would have been December 2. Sign in.
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