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Who was Edward Teach?
Edward Teach was born in November 23, 1675 in Bristol,
England, although, some sources cite the year 1680 as the birth date, Jamaica as
his birthplace, and names such as Edward Drummond and Edward Thatch referring to
this famous pirate best known as Blackbeard.
Blackbeard was a synonym of terror in the Caribbean
Sea between 1716 and 1718, before the governor of Virginia offered £100 as a
reward on his head. Blackbeard operated in littoral waters running from the
Caribbean Island to Carolina's barrier islands of the Outer Banks.
Edward Teach learned to read and write so he was
not a poor man like other pirates, in fact, he was originally a privateer
authorized by the British government, but his license was eventually revoked
after he moved to Jamaica.
After this fact, a French document of the 18th
century states that "Edoard Titche" was a pirate under Benjamin Hornigold, that
later was appointed captain of two boats of 250 British pirates armed with a
total of 20 guns.
One of those boats was a 200-ton frigate named "Le
Concorde de Nantes", that later was renamed as "Queen Anne's Revenge". Adding
another 20 guns to this frigate, Edward Teach became Blackbeard, famous for his
cruelty and polygamy.
Blackbeard was known to have fourteen wives
including Mary Ormond, a North Carolina's resident married to the Royal
Governor. Although, there is not much documentation on Edward Teach's life,
people said that he looked like a devil, with a fearsome face and a long black
beard, often wearing a big-feathered tricorn.
In November 22, 1718 a local plantation owners called the attention of
Virginia's governor, tracking down Blackbeard. The governor sent troops by land
to Bath, North Carolina, with the order to capture the Edward Teach, cut his
head and throw away his body into the sea.
After a bloody battle at Ocracoke Inlet, Blackbeard
was killed by 5 gun shot wounds and 20 sword wounds before cutting off his head
and one of the most infamous legends of the Caribbean Sea.
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