Blackbeard’s Last Fight

Pirate Hunting in North Carolina 1718

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In April 1713 the War of the Spanish Succession came to an end. During the conflict hundreds of privateers – licenced pirates – preyed on enemy shipping throughout the Caribbean. These privateers now found themselves out of a job, and many turned to piracy. One of theme was Edward Teach – more popularly known as “Blackbeard”. He joined the pirates in New Providence (now Nassau) in the Bahamas, and by early 1717 he had become a pirate captain. From then on he caused havoc off the North American seaboard, in the West Indies and off Honduras, before appearing off Charleston, South Carolina in May 1718. He blockaded this major port for a week, an act that made Blackbeard the most notorious pirate of his day.

Product details

Published Jun 20 2013
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781780961972
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 15 b/w; 30 col
Series Raid
Short code RAID 37
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Angus Konstam

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Mark Stacey

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