Category: pirates

Blackbeard’s Headless Ghost

In May 1718, Blackbeard’s large fleet of pirate ships boldly blocked the port of Charleston, South Carolina. He robbed approaching ships and captured rich Charleston citizens, who he held for ransom. Afterwards, Blackbeard retreated to his base on Ocracoke Island,

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The Bloody End of Blackbeard

While many pirates roamed the East Coast between 1690 and 1720, few were as feared as Edward Teach. Known as Blackbeard, he lived up to his fearsome reputation, capturing more than 40 ships in his short career. In A General History

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