Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Blackbeard the Pirate

Blackbeard the Pirate. . . and the Presumed Wreck of Queen Anne's Revenge
I came across this wonderful web page,I thought about my blog readers and wanted to share this with you, As I read about this Blackbeard who was undoubtedly the most notorious pirate in the history of seafaring,
They say just the sight of Blackbeard was enough to make most of his victims surrender without a fight. If they gave up peacefully, he would usually take their valuables, navigational instruments, weapons, and rum before allowing them to sail away. If they resisted, he would often maroon the crews and burn their ship. Blackbeard worked hard at establishing his devilish image, but there is no archival evidence to indicate that he ever killed anyone who was not trying to kill him. Blackbeard's lawless career lasted only a few years, I really enjoyed reading this accurate portrayal of Blackbeard, Go and enjoy it for your self!!
http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/maritime/Blackbeard/default.htm

Have a great day
Hugs Sherrie