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 (found in Quest for Blackbeard: The True Story of Edward Thache and His World), 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...
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Three Centuries After His Beheading, a Kinder, Gentler Blackbeard Emerges - Smithsonian Online
By Andrew Lawler
November 13, 2018
Edward "Blackbeard" Thache's murder came as a great surprise to King George I, who had issued a pardon to cover him and counted upon his help against the Spanish in the impending new war. Virginia's Lt. Gov. Alexander Spotswood changed that verdict. The local "Family" business syndicate in North Carolina colluded with Spotswood against the king's wishes, helping to kill the retired pirate.
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"