Recipients of British Royal Pardons: Blackbeard, John Law, Peter Heywood, Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, Henry St John Books LLC

ISBN: 9781155718828

Published: August 30th 2011

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Recipients of British Royal Pardons: Blackbeard, John Law, Peter Heywood, Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, Henry St John  by  Books LLC

Recipients of British Royal Pardons: Blackbeard, John Law, Peter Heywood, Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, Henry St John by Books LLC
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 59. Chapters: Blackbeard, John Law, Peter Heywood, Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, Henry St John, 1stMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 59. Chapters: Blackbeard, John Law, Peter Heywood, Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, Timothy Evans, Conviction of Michael Shields, Paul Magee, Adolph Beck case, Angelo Fusco, Robert Sidaway, Mary Bryant, William Bland, Max Simon, James Bloodsworth, Margaret Catchpole, Kevin Izod ODoherty, Benjamin Hornigold, Ralph Hush, Peter Goggins, James Morrison, John St Clair, Master of Sinclair, Dolours Price, William Cuffay, Henry More Smith, David Fanning, Uziel Gal, Grace Marks, James Blackburn, Edward Jordan, Denis Cashman, Mahmoud Mohammed Taha, Joseph Gould, Joseph Walton, William Mackenzie, 5th Earl of Seaforth, Sir William Grierson, 2nd Baronet, Blackbeard in popular culture.

Excerpt: Edward Teach (c. 1680 - 22 November 1718), better known as Blackbeard, was a notorious English pirate who operated around the West Indies and the eastern coast of the American colonies. Teach was most likely born in Bristol, although little is known about his early life.

In 1716 he joined the crew of Benjamin Hornigold, a pirate who operated from the Caribbean island of New Providence. He quickly acquired his own ship, Queen Annes Revenge, and from 1717 to 1718 became a renowned pirate. His cognomen, Blackbeard, was derived from his thick black beard and fearsome appearance- he was reported to have tied lit fuses under his hat to frighten his enemies. After parting company with Hornigold, Teach formed an alliance of pirates and with his cohort blockaded the port of Charleston, South Carolina. He successfully ransomed its inhabitants and then soon after, ran his ship aground on a sandbar near Beaufort, North Carolina.

Teach accepted a royal pardon but was soon back at sea, where he attracted the attention of the Governor of Virginia, Alexander Spotswood. Spotswood arranged for a party of soldiers and sai...



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