BLACKBEARD: 300 YEARS OF FAKE NEWS.
from BBC Radio Bristol
300 years ago on Thursday - 22 November 1718 - Bristol born Edward Teach (aka Blackbeard, the most famous pirate in the history of the world), was killed in a violent battle off the coast of North America. And after 300 years we can finally separate the truth from the myth. You can hear the whole story this Thursday at 9am in a one off BBC Radio Bristol special: BLACKBEARD: 300 YEARS OF FAKE NEWS. With new research by Baylus C. Brooks, narrated by Bristol born Kevin McNally - Joshamee Gibbs in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, and produced by Tom Ryan and Sheila Hannon this is a very different Blackbeard from the one in the story books...
You can hear it at https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/bbc_radio_bristol
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Three Centuries After His Beheading, a Kinder, Gentler Blackbeard Emerges - Smithsonian Online
By Andrew Lawler
November 13, 2018
Read about the final end of Edward Thache:
Murder at Ocracoke! Power and Profit in the Killing of Edward "Blackbeard" Thache
In commemoration of "Blackbeard 300 Tri-Centennial":
As always, drop by baylusbrooks.com and check out the primary source transcriptions