BLACKBEARD

Edward Teach, also known as Blackbeard, was the most famous pirate of all times. He soon became the captain of his own ship called the "Queen Anne's Revenge". Most pirates surrendered when they saw the flag of his ship. His beard and hair was braided and he tied slow burning matches to them and it gave of this scary red glow around his face. Soon the govner of Virginia had said it was time for Blackbeard to stop once and for all. He sent Lieutenant Robert Maynard of the Royal Navy to kill Blackbeard and his crew. Him and Maynard shot at each other and Blackbeard missed but Maynard had shot him. Even when he was wounded he still fought. Finally one of Maynard's men came behind Blackbeard and slashed him in the throat. For a warning to all other pirates they cut off Blackbeard's head and let it hang from the bow of Maynard's sloop.


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QUEEN ANNE'S REVENGEQueen Anne's Revenge was Blackbeard's first ship. He had captured a French slave ship and had stolen their ship. The ship was discovered in 1996. There had been many weapons on the ship. There has already been found over 250,000 artifacts including gold, cannons, and shackles.