"Born in Jamaica, of Very Creditable Parents" or "A Bristol Man Born"? Excavating the Real Edward Thache, "Blackbeard the Pirate"

July 2015
North Carolina Historical Review;Jul2015, Vol. 92 Issue 3, p235
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The article talks about the age of Atlantic Piracy focusing on the study of Edward Thache better known as Blackbeard the Pirate with comparison with other Atlantic pirates. The article talks about the changes in the political and economic conditions faced by Jamaican privateers. The article talks about misfortunes and poverty suffered by pirates. Topics include genealogical evidences of Edward Thache and studies on the history of Blackbeard by authors Nathaniel Mist and Hugh F. Rankin.


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