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Blackbeard the pirate


scott webster

on 27 April 2010

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Transcript of Blackbeard the pirate

Edward Teach or Edward Thatch
better known as Blackbeard, was
a notorious English pirate who operated
around the the West Indies and the eastern
coast of the American colonies during the early 1700s.

Little is known about Blackbeard's early life. It is believed at the time of his death he was about 35-40 yrs. old. He would have been born in about the year 1680. It was the custom of pirates to use fake names so as not to tarnish the family name, and Teach's real name will probably never be known. He most certainly could read and write as he communicated with merchants and had a letter on him upon his death from the Chief Justice Tobias Knight.

The empty island of New Providence was a base for many Pirates' operations as it was within easy reach of the Florida Strait, and its busy shipping lanes filled with European vessels travelling to and from Europe. Blackbeard the pirate gggtt l op po popopo Blackbeard had 4 pistol
holders slung across his
chest. Edward Teach's severed head.
Little i know Blackbeard's
The Queen Anne's Revenge Blackbeard was killed Nov. 22, 1718. He was slashed in the neck by a sailor led by Lieutenant Robert Maynard. He was only 35 to 40 years of age. In spite of his reputation, he was not a tyranical leader, but commanded his vessels with the permission of his crews.
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