Edward Teach (IPA: [tɛtʃ]; c. Events 498 - Kofi Aseidu- After the death of Anastasius II, Symmachus is elected Pope in the Lateran Year 1718 ( MDCCXVIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Piracy is Robbery committed at sea or sometimes on shore without a commission from a sovereign Nation (as distinct from Privateering Bristol ( ˈbrɪstəl is a city, Unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, west of London England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Ocracoke is a Census-designated place (CDP and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, in Hyde County, North Carolina North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Queen Anne's Revenge was the name of the pirate Blackbeard 's infamous Flagship, used by him for less than a year but an effective tool in his 1689 – November 22, 1718), better known as Blackbeard, was a notorious English pirate in the Caribbean Sea and western Atlantic during the early 18th century, a period referred to as the Golden Age of Piracy. Events 498 - Kofi Aseidu- After the death of Anastasius II, Symmachus is elected Pope in the Lateran Year 1718 ( MDCCXVIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Piracy is Robbery committed at sea or sometimes on shore without a commission from a sovereign Nation (as distinct from Privateering For the region see Caribbean. The Caribbean Sea (kəˈrɪbiən or /ˌkærɨˈbiːən/ is a tropical Sea in the Western Hemisphere The Golden Age of Piracy is the common designation given the period roughly spanning from the 1650s to the 1720s His best known vessel was the Queen Anne's Revenge, which is believed to have run aground near Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina in 1718. Queen Anne's Revenge was the name of the pirate Blackbeard 's infamous Flagship, used by him for less than a year but an effective tool in his North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States 
Blackbeard often fought, or simply showed himself, wearing a big feathered tricorn, and having multiple swords, knives, and pistols at his disposal. The tricorne (also tricorn, tri-cornered hat or three-cornered hat) is a style of Hat that was popular during the late 17th century A knife is a handheld sharp-edged instrument consisting of handle attached to a Blade used for cutting It was reported in the A General Historie of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pyrates that he had hemp and lit matches woven into his enormous black beard during battle to intimidate his enemies. A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates is a 1724 book containing biographies of contemporary Pirates Its author uses This article is about the cultivation and uses of industrial hemp not its psychoactive cousin Cannabis (drug. Blackbeard is often regarded as the archetypal image of the seafaring pirate. Piracy is Robbery committed at sea or sometimes on shore without a commission from a sovereign Nation (as distinct from Privateering
Little is known about Blackbeard's early life. The best sources have Blackbeard's real name as Edward Teach. An alternative spelling is Edward Thatch; another name is Edward Drummond. Most think Blackbeard was born in Bristol, but some speculate London, Philadelphia, Jamaica, or Accomac County, Virginia as other possible places of birth. Bristol ( ˈbrɪstəl is a city, Unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, west of London London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Philadelphia (ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə Jamaica (ˈdʒəˈmeɪkə} is an Island nation of the Greater Antilles, in length and as much as in width situated in the Caribbean Sea.  Teach went to sea at an early age. He served on an English ship in the War of the Spanish Succession which also included Queen Anne's war, privateering in the Spanish West Indies and along the Spanish Main. In the War of the Spanish Succession (1701–1714 several European powers combined to stop French succession to the Spanish throne and what would likely have been a resulting A privateer was a private Warship authorized by a country's Government by Letters of marque to attack foreign shipping The Spanish West Indies (also known as " Las Antillas Occidentales " or simply " Las Antillas " in Spanish) was the contemporary The Spanish Main was the mainland coast of the Spanish Empire around the Caribbean. After Britain withdrew from the war in 1713, Teach, like many other privateers, turned to piracy. He got his first legs from the pirate Benjamin Hornigold, whose base was in Jamaica. Captain Benjamin Hornigold (d 1719? was an English Pirate during the early 18th century When Hornigold decided to retire from piracy and took the Crown's offer of a pardon, Blackbeard refused the pardon, taking a ship Hornigold captured that same year, a French slave-ship named Le Concorde, (later research revealed that the ship was actually built in Britain) renaming it Queen Anne's Revenge. Some think that the name was a tribute to the war where he got his first taste of piracy, Queen Anne's War. Queen Anne's War ( 1702 &ndash 1713) was the second in a series of four French and Indian Wars fought between France and England (later
A flag often attributed to Blackbeard.
Blackbeard's Jolly Roger had an image of the devil holding an hourglass (signifying time running out), and a spear pointing at a bleeding heart. The Jolly Roger is the name given to any of various Flags flown to identify a ship's crew as pirates The flag most usually identified as the Jolly Roger today
Blackbeard the Pirate
According to Charles Johnson, Blackbeard fought a running duel with the British thirty-gun man-of-war HMS Scarborough, which added to his notoriety. Lithography is a method for Printing using a plate or stone with a completely smooth surface However, historian David Cordingly has noted that the Scarborough's log has no mention of any such battle.
Blackbeard would plunder merchant ships, forcing them to allow his crew to board their ship. The pirates would seize all of the valuables, food, liquor, and weapons. Despite his ferocious reputation, there are no verified accounts of him actually killing anyone.  He deliberately cultivated his barbaric reputation, and so could prevail by terror alone. 
However, colorful legends and vivid contemporary newspaper portrayals had him committing acts of cruelty and terror. One tale claims he shot his own first mate, saying "if he didn’t shoot one or two crewmen now and then, they’d forget who he was. " Another legend is that having had too much to drink, he said to his crew, "Come, let us make a hell of our own, and try how long we can bear it. " Going into the ship's hold, they closed the hatches, filled several pots with brimstone and set it on fire. Sulfur or sulphur (ˈsʌlfɚ see spelling below) is the Chemical element that has the Atomic number 16 Soon the men were coughing and gasping for air from the sulphurous fumes. All except Blackbeard scrambled out for fresh air. When Blackbeard emerged, he snarled, "Damn ye, ye yellow-bellied sapsuckers! I'm a better man than all ye milksops put together!" According to Captain Charles Johnson's A General History of the Robberies & Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates:
|“||Before he sailed upon his adventures, he married a young creature of about sixteen years of age . . . and this I have been informed, made Teach's fourteenth wife . . . with whom after he had lain all night, it was his custom to invite five or six of his brutal companions to come ashore, and he would force her to prostitute herself to them all, one after another, before his face. ||”|
Teach had headquarters in both the Bahamas and the Carolinas. The Carolinas is a term used in the United States to refer collectively to the states of North and South Carolina. He lived on the island of Nassau where he was named the magistrate of the "Privateers Republic". Nassau is the Capital, largest city and commercial centre of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Governor Charles Eden of North Carolina received booty from Teach in return for unofficial protection and gave him an official pardon. Charles Eden (1673 – March 17 1722) was appointed Governor of North Carolina on July 13 1713 He left Nassau to avoid meeting with Royal Governor Woodes Rogers, unlike the majority of the pirate inhabitants who welcomed the governor and accepted the royal pardons he brought. Woodes Rogers (ca 1679 &ndash 16 July 1732 Nassau Bahamas) was an English Privateer and later the first royal governor of the Bahamas.
Blockade of Charleston
Blackbeard's chief claim to fame is his blockade of Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston is a city in Charleston county in the US state of South Carolina. South Carolina ( is a state in the southern region ( Deep South) of the United States of America. In approximately late May 1718, Blackbeard entered the mouth of Charleston harbour with the Queen Anne's Revenge and three lighter vessels. He plundered five merchant freighters attempting to enter or leave the port. No other vessels could transit the harbour for fear of encountering the pirate squadron.
Aboard one of the ships that Blackbeard captured in the harbor mouth was a group of prominent Charleston citizens, including Samuel Wragg. Blackbeard held these hostages for ransom, making an unusual demand: a chest of medicines. He sent a deputation ashore to negotiate this ransom. Due partly to his envoys' preference for carousing rather than bargaining, the ransom took some days to be delivered, and Blackbeard evidently came close to murdering his prisoners. Eventually, the medicines were turned over, and Blackbeard released the hostages, without their clothing, but otherwise unharmed. Blackbeard's whole squadron then escaped northward.
Shortly afterward, Blackbeard ran two of his vessels aground at Topsail Inlet (now Beaufort Inlet), including the Queen Anne's Revenge, and the ship Adventure when trying to 'save' the grounded ship. He has been accused by many, including his own crew, of doing this deliberately in order to downsize his crew and increase his own share of the treasure. Deliberate or not, he stripped three of the ships of all treasure, beached or marooned most of his crew, and went to Bath, North Carolina, where he finally accepted a pardon under the royal Act of Grace. Bath is a town in Beaufort County, North Carolina, United States. North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States He then went off to Ocracoke Inlet in the last of his four vessels to enjoy his loot. Ocracoke Inlet is an Estuary located in the Outer Banks, North Carolina, United States that separates Ocracoke Island and Portsmouth
Having accepted a pardon, Teach had apparently retired from piracy. Nevertheless, Governor Alexander Spotswood of Virginia became concerned that the notorious freebooter lived nearby. Alexander Spotswood (c 1676 - 6 June 1740 was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the British Army and a noted Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Alexander Spotswood was Spotswood decided to eliminate Blackbeard, even though he lived outside of Spotswood's jurisdiction.
Blackbeard and Lieutenant Maynard
Blackbeard operated in coastal waters; it was difficult for ships of the line to engage him in battle. A ship-of-the-line was a type of naval warship constructed from the 17th century through the mid-19th century to take part in the the naval tactic known as the Line of battle Two smaller hired sloops were therefore put under the command of Lieutenant Robert Maynard, with instructions from Spotswood to hunt down and destroy Blackbeard, offering a reward of £100, and smaller sums for the lesser crew members. For the military definition of sloop see Sloop-of-war. For the open learning project see SLOOP Project. Robert Maynard was a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, captain of HMS ''Pearl'', and is most famous for defeating the infamous Pirate Blackbeard
Maynard sailed from James River on November 11, 1718, in command of thirty men from HMS Pearl, and twenty-five men and a midshipman of HMS Lyme, and in command of the hired sloops, the Ranger and Jane (temporarily commissioned as His Majesty's Ships to avoid accusations of piracy themselves). The James River in the US state of Virginia is a long River, including its Jackson River source Events 308 - The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Year 1718 ( MDCCXVIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a HMS Pearl may refer to, a fourth-rate of 42 guns launched in 1708 captured Blackbeard in 1718 while under the command of Lieutenant Robert At least three vessels of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Lyme: ''Lyme'' (1695, 20-gun Sixth-rate. Maynard found the pirates anchored in a North Carolina inlet on the inner side of Ocracoke Island, on the evening of November 21. Ocracoke is a Census-designated place (CDP and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, in Hyde County, North Carolina Events 164 BC - Judas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family restores the Temple in Jerusalem.
Maynard and his men decided to wait until the following morning because the tide would be more favourable. Blackbeard's Adventure had a crew of only nineteen, "Thirteen crackers and six Negroes", as reported to the Admiralty. A small boat was sent ahead at daybreak, was fired upon, and quickly retreated. Blackbeard's superior knowledge of the inlet was of much help, although he and his crew had been drinking in his cabin the night prior. Throughout the night Blackbeard waited for Maynard to make his move. Blackbeard cut his anchor cable and quickly attempted to move towards a narrow channel. Maynard made chase; however his sloops ran aground, and there was a shouted exchange between captains. Maynard's account says, "At our first salutation, he drank Damnation to me and my Men, whom he stil'd Cowardly Puppies, saying, He would neither give nor take Quarter", although many different versions of the dialogue exist.
Eventually, Maynard's sloops were able to float freely again, and he began to row towards Blackbeard, since the wind was not strong enough at the time for setting sail. When they came upon Blackbeard's Adventure, they were hit with a devastating broadside attack. Midshipman Hyde, captain of the smaller HMS Jane, was killed along with six other men. Ten men were also wounded in the surprise attack. The sloop fell astern and was little help in the following action. Maynard continued his pursuit in HMS Ranger, managing to blast the Adventure's rigging, forcing it ashore. Maynard ordered many of his crew into the holds and readied to be boarded. As his ship approached, Blackbeard saw the mostly empty decks, assumed it was safe to board, and did so with ten men.
Blackbeard's severed head hanging from Maynard's bowsprit
Maynard's men emerged, and the battle began. The most complete account of the following events comes from the Boston News-Letter:
|“||Maynard and Teach themselves begun the fight with their swords, Maynard making a thrust, the point of his sword against Teach's cartridge box, and bent it to the hilt. First published on April 17 1704, The Boston News-Letter is regarded as the first continuously published Newspaper in British North America. Teach broke the guard of it, and wounded Maynard's fingers but did not disable him, whereupon he jumped back and threw away his sword and fired his pistol which wounded Teach. Demelt struck in between them with his sword and cut Teach's face; in the interim both companies engaged in Maynard's sloop. Later during the battle, while Teach was loading his pistol he finally died from blood loss. Maynard then cut off his head and hung it from his bow. ||”|
Despite the best efforts of the pirates (including a desperate plan to blow up the Adventure), Teach was killed, and the battle ended. Teach was reportedly shot five times and stabbed more than twenty times before he died and was decapitated. Legends about his death immediately sprang up, including the oft-repeated claim that Teach's headless body, after being thrown overboard, swam between 2 and 7 times around the Adventure before sinking. Teach's head was placed as a trophy on the bowsprit of the ship (it was also required by Maynard to claim his prize when he returned home). The bowsprit, or boltsprit, of a Sailing vessel is a pole extending forward from the vessel's prow After the sheer terror of the battle with the pirates, and the wounds that the crew received, Maynard still only acquired his meager prize of £100 from Spotswood. Later, Teach's head hung from a pike in Bath.
"Mic the Scallywag" of the Pirates of Emerson wearing cannon fuse in his hair in honor of Blackbeard.
History has romanticized Blackbeard. Many popular contemporary engravings show him with the smoking lit ends of his pigtails or with lit cannon fuses in his hair and the pistols stuck in his bandoliers, and he has been the subject of books, movies, and documentaries. Engraving is the practice of incising a design onto a hard usually flat surface by cutting grooves into it A bandolier or a bandoleer is a pocketed belt for holding Ammunition. There is a Blackbeard Festival in Hampton, Virginia every year and the crew of the modern day British warship HMS Ranger commemorate his defeat at the annual Sussex University Royal Naval Unit Blackbeard Night mess dinner in November. Hampton is an Independent city in Virginia, and therefore not part of any Virginia county A University Royal Naval Unit ( URNU) is a Royal Navy training establishment connected to a university or a number of universities concentrated in one area
Another legend published in coastal North Carolina holds that Captain Teach's skull was used as the basis for a silver drinking chalice. The author, later a North Carolina judge, claimed to have drunk from it one night in the 1930s at a closed dinner while in college. See the book Blackbeard's Cup and Stories of the Outer Banks by Charles Harry Whedbee.
There are claims that Teach was prone to burying treasure. In times as desperate and difficult as the American Revolution, it was common for the ignorant, credulous, and desperate to dig along these banks in search of hidden treasures; impostors found an ample basis in these rumours for schemes of delusion. In this article the inhabitants of the thirteen colonies that supported the American Revolution are primarily referred to as "Americans" with occasional references to "Patriots" A ship believed to be Blackbeard's Queen Ann's Revenge was discovered near Beaufort, North Carolina in 1996 and is now part of a major tourist attraction.
Blackbeard was thought to have twelve wives throughout his life at the same time, living on various islands, as well as a wife and son in England. 
In 1723, the book A General Historie of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pyrates was released by a Captain Charles Johnson, who is very likely to be identified as Daniel Defoe. A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates is a 1724 book containing biographies of contemporary Pirates Its author uses Daniel Defoe (1659/1661 — April 24, 1731 was an English Writer, Journalist, and Pamphleteer, who gained enduring fame for This book describes the adventures of various pirates besides Edward Teach: e. g. Anne Bonny and Mary Read. Anne Bonny ( March 8, 1700 - possibly April 25, 1782) was an Irish American Pirate who plied her trade in the Caribbean For Mary Karen Read see Virginia Tech massacre. Mary Read (do The General Historie's descriptions, which have found their way into serious history-writing, are a mixture of historical evidence and fiction woven together in a way so complex that it is nearly impossible to divide them again. Even Defoe's authorship cannot be proved without doubt.
The problem appears especially in the case of Edward Teach's life and appearance. The description of the burning matches in his beard is in a literary style that uses dramatic descriptions to make a person more interesting—a style closely connected to Defoe, the author of Robinson Crusoe. The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (of York Mariner Who lived Eight and Twenty Years all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America near the Mouth Also the earlier mentioned battle with HMS Scarborough lacks evidence in the warship's log. Other incidents, e. g. the blockade of Charleston, South Carolina, appear in other sources. Charleston is a city in Charleston county in the US state of South Carolina.
Books and comics
- Blackbeard appears as a character in Stephen Vincent Benét's drama, The Devil and Daniel Webster (1937). Stephen Vincent Benét ( July 22, 1898 &ndash March 13, 1943) was an American Author, Poet, Short story " The Devil and Daniel Webster " is a short story by Stephen Vincent Benét. He is part of the Jury of the Damned summoned by the Devil.
- Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island contains two references to Blackbeard. Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850–3 December 1894 was a Scottish novelist poet and travel writer, and a representative of Neo-romanticism in Treasure Island is an adventure Novel by author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "pirates and buried gold" (1883). 1) Squire Trelawney: "Blackbeard was a child to Flint. " 2) In the book, one of Long John Silver's pirates is named Israel Hands, after one of Blackbeard's officers. Long John Silver is a Fictional character in the Novel Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson. Israel Hands was an 18th century Pirate, perhaps best known for being second in command to Blackbeard (Edward Teach
- Edward Teach appears in Neal Stephenson's series: The Baroque Cycle, commanding a fleet of pirate vessels. Neal Town Stephenson (born October 31, 1959) is an American writer known primarily for his Science fiction works in the Postcyberpunk genre The Baroque Cycle is a series of novels written by Neal Stephenson. A large portion of the opening book Quicksilver involves Blackbeard pursuing Daniel Waterhouse, the protagonist, along the coast of New England (2004)
- In Marvel Comics, Doctor Doom sends the Fantastic Four back in time to find Blackbeard's treasure, but events unfold in such a way that the Thing turns out to be Blackbeard. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc Dr Doom redirects here For other uses see Dr Doom (disambiguation. The Fantastic Four is a fictional Superhero team appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Thing ( Benjamin "Ben" Jacob Grimm) is a Fictional character, a founding member of the Superhero team known as the Fantastic Four Blackbeard appears in the 1967 episode of the Spiderman cartoon series "The Night of the Villains" as a dummy created by Parafino, wax master in the world.
- In DC Comics, the immortal Vandal Savage took the alias Edward Teach and earned the nickname 'Blackbeard'. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company Vandal Savage is a Fictional character, a Supervillain published by DC Comics. He later faked his own death.
- A character named Blackbeard (Marshall D. Teach instead of Edward Teach) is one of the most powerful pirates in the world of One Piece. is a Japanese Shōnen Manga written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda, that has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine Another pirate, Whitebeard, is known by the name Edward Newgate, taking the remainder of the real Blackbeard's name.
- Blackbeard appeared in one of the Time Warp Trio book series titled The Not-So-Jolly Roger. Time Warp Trio is an Animated television series, based on a series of children's books written by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane
- Edward Teach is an important secondary character in Gregory Keyes' series The Age of Unreason. Gregory Keyes is the name of a writer of Science fiction and fantasy who has written both original and media-related novels under both the names "J This article is about the science fiction series The Age of Unreason (ISBN 0-09-954831-3 is also the title of a book by Charles Handy.
- In Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Master of Ballantrae" there is a pirate captain with a black beard called Teach, but he is distinguished from the Teach of this article.
- According to Peter Pan, Captain Hook was Blackbeard's boatswain. Peter Pan is a fictional character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J "Captain Hook" is also a nickname for former baseball manager Sparky Anderson.
- The 1986 DC Comics mini-series "Watchmen" features a fictional pirate-themed comic book called "Tales of the Black Freighter. Watchmen is a twelve-issue Comic book Limited series written by Alan Moore, and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and John Higgins " It features horror stories surrounding a ship from hell, crewed by the damned and captained by Edward Teach.
- In the 2002 Novel Plum Island by Nelson Demille, the plot revolves around the discovery of Blackbeard's treasure. Plum Island is a 1998 novel by American author Nelson DeMille.
- J. Meade Falkner's novel Moonfleet centres around John Trenchard's discovery of the last resting place of Blackbeard and his hidden treasure. Moonfleet is a tale of Smuggling by the English Novelist J Meade Falkner, first published in 1898
- Blackbeard made a slight appearance in Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters as a prisoner on Circe's Island, there he is a son of Ares.
- Blackbeard is the chief antagonist of the main character John Chandagnac and a Vodou sorcerer in Tim Powers' 1988 novel On Stranger Tides. vodoo, vodun, or vodoun may refer to any of West African vodun, a west African religion Haitian vodou, mostly derived Timothy Thomas Powers (born February 29, 1952) is an American Science fiction and fantasy author On Stranger Tides is a 1988 Fantasy novel written by Tim Powers. His surname is here assumed to be Thatch.
- Blackbeard was briefly featured in Sea of Monsters, where he is referred to as a son of the war god, Ares.
Films and miniseries
- Blackbeard appears in the movie Anne of the Indies (1951). Anne of the Indies is a 1951 romantic - action - Adventure film made by 20th Century Fox.
- Blackbeard the Pirate (1952)
- Peter Ustinov played the title role in the 1968 film comedy Blackbeard's Ghost. Blackbeard the Pirate is a 1952 Adventure film made by RKO. The movie was directed by Raoul Walsh and produced by Edmund Grainger Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov (ˈjuːstɪnɒf or /ˈuːstɪnɒf/ 16 April 1921 – 28 March 2004) born Peter Alexander Baron von Ustinow Blackbeard's Ghost is a live-action 1968 Disney film starring Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones and Suzanne Pleshette, directed  (1968)
- Yellowbeard (1983), the title character played by Graham Chapman was based on Blackbeard. Yellowbeard is a 1983 Comedy film by Graham Chapman, along with Peter Cook, Bernard McKenna and David Sherlock Graham Arthur Chapman (8 January 1941 &ndash 4 October 1989 was an English Comedian, Actor, Writer, Physician and one of the
- Blackbeard (2006), starring Angus MacFadyen (from Braveheart) as the pirate. Blackbeard is an Adventure - Drama Miniseries based on the pirate Blackbeard starring Mark Umbers as Lt Angus Macfadyen (born September 21, 1963 is a Scottish Actor. Braveheart is a 1995 historical action-drama movie produced and directed by Mel Gibson, who also starred in the title role Originally filmed as a four-hour mini-series, the full version has been released abroad and on DVD. Shot entirely on location in Thailand, the film was directed by Kevin Connor and written by Bryce Zabel. The Kingdom of Thailand (ˈtaɪlænd ราชอาณาจักรไทย, râːtɕʰa-ʔaːnaːtɕɑ̀k-tʰɑj Although many of the names and places are accurate, this Blackbeard is essentially a fictional story about the pirate's obsession to find the missing treasure of Captain Kidd. William " Captain " Kidd ( c 1645 &ndash May 23, 1701) was a Scottish sailor remembered for his imdb.com
- In 2007, Keith Richards makes a cameo role in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End as the father of Captain Jack Sparrow. Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943 is an English Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer, producer and a founding member of The Rolling Pirates of the Caribbean At World's End is a 2007 Adventure film, the third film in the ''Pirates of the Caribbean'' series. Captain Jack Sparrow is a Fictional character from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise who is portrayed by Johnny Depp. The name of his character was Captain Teague, which is a tribute to Blackbeard whose last name was Teach. Captain Teague is the Keeper of the Code for the Brethren Court.
In 1956, in the tv series, The Buccaneers, Blackbeard appears in several episodes.
- Malachi Throne portrayed Captain Teach in an episode of "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV series)". Malachi Throne (born December 1 1928) is an American Actor, most noted for his roles on Star Trek and It Takes Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea was a 1960s American Science Fiction Television series based on the 1961 film of the same name. In the 4th season episode "Blackbeard Returns" the crew of the Seaview discover the resting place of Queen Anne's Revenge and subsequently have to battle the presence of Blackbeard's ghost as the legendary scalawag tries to turn the crewmen into pirates. Queen Anne's Revenge was the name of the pirate Blackbeard 's infamous Flagship, used by him for less than a year but an effective tool in his
- On the Simpsons - Treehouse of Horror IV: The Devil and Homer Simpson, the Devil summons a "Jury of the Damned" to determine whether Homer should go to hell for exchanging his soul for a doughnut (this was inspired by "The Devil and Daniel Webster"). " Treehouse of Horror IV " is the fifth episode of The Simpsons ' fifth season, first aired on October 28, The Devil is the Hell, according to many Religious beliefs, is a location in the Afterlife, which may be described as a place of suffering " The Devil and Daniel Webster " is a short story by Stephen Vincent Benét. One of those chosen to be on the jury is Blackbeard. After Marge informs him that the only chair left to sit on is a baby's high chair, Blackbeard responds in a tautology, "Arr! This chair be high, says I!" Later, when trying to read Homer's note, he says "Looks to be some kind of treasure map!" Benedict Arnold snatches it from him, chiding him for not being able to read. Benedict Arnold V ( – June 14, 1801) was a General during the American Revolutionary War who originally fought for the American Continental Blackbeard blames that as the cause of his debauchery.
- Blackbeard is featured in Time Squad as a pirate who wants to save the mammals (or animals). Time Squad is an American Animated television series created in 2001 by David Wasson, following the adventures of a trio of hapless "time cops" There was an error in his second appearance ("Repeat Offender" (The sequel to "Blackbeard, Warm Heart")) that he is said to be a pirate operating along the Caribbean. (July 6, 2001)
- Blackbeard can be seen sitting next to a customer in the Krusty Krab in the SpongeBob SquarePants episode, Sailor Mouth. Events 1044 - The Battle of Ménfő takes place 1189 - Richard the Lionheart is crowned King of England Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series and Media franchise. This article is a list of episodes from season two of the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. (September 21, 2001)
- Blackbeard was among other infamous historical figures brought into the present time in an episode of Xiaolin Showdown. Events 1217 - The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights. Xiaolin Showdown is an American Animated television series that aired on Kids WB and was created by Christy Hui.
- Blackbeard is a traitor and deserter of The Whitebeard Pirates in the anime and manga series One Piece. (anime in Japanese, ˈmɑŋgə is the Japanese word for Comics (sometimes called komikku コミック and print Cartoons In their modern form manga date from shortly is a Japanese Shōnen Manga written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda, that has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine His full name is Marshall D. Teach.
- In Adventures in Odyssey episode 297: "Blackbeard's Treasure," two main characters discover Blackbeard's treasure while holidaying in Bath. Adventures in Odyssey, also known as AIO or simply Odyssey, is an Evangelical Christian -themed Radio
- Snopes, a website that normally investigates and verifies the truth of urban legends, created a false rumour  that the rhyme Sing a Song of Sixpence was used as a recruitment tool by Blackbeard. Snopes (ˈsnoʊps also known as the Urban Legends Reference Pages, is a Web site that is the most widely-known resource for validating or debunking Urban legends An urban legend or urban myth is a form of modern Folklore consisting of stories thought to be factual by those circulating them Sing a Song of Sixpence is a well known English Nursery rhyme, at least as old as the eighteenth century TLC (The Learning Channel) was taken in by this farce, and broadcast it as fact during one of their shows . TLC (generally called as The Learning Channel) is a cable TV network in the US and Canada, that carries a variety of informational and The board game urban myth also fell for the spoof . A board game is a Game in which counters or pieces that are placed on removed from or moved across a "board" (a premarked surface usually specific to that game Snopes claims they created the spoof to test readers' ability to use their common sense to judge for themselves the likelihood of urban legends . (1999)
- In the Time Warp Trio episode, "The Not so Jolly Roger", Fred, Sam, and Joe, are forced to join Blackbeard's crew. Time Warp Trio is an Animated television series, based on a series of children's books written by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane
- National Geographic Channel "Blackbeard: Terror at Sea" 88 min. It is presented as a docu-drama. DVD release feature, "Fact vs. Folklore"
- One of the artifacts on "Legends of the Hidden Temple" was "Blackbeard's Treasure Map".
- Part of the History Channel's "True Caribbean Pirates" deals with Blackbeard.
- Most Haunted have recently been in Bristol to try and find the ghost of Blackbeard
- Blackbeard and his family(Nobeard and Greybeard) appears in Johnny Test where he faces his brother Nobeard, Johnny, and Dukey. Most Haunted is a British Paranormal television programme based on investigating purported Paranormal activity although Bristol ( ˈbrɪstəl is a city, Unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, west of London Johnny Test is a Animated television series on Cartoon Network and formerly Kids' WB. Blackbeard's father is revealed to be Greybeard.
- In the series "Jack of All Trades", starring Bruce Campbell, Blackbeard appears in an episode where he is hired by the French to kidnap Benjamin Franklin.
- In 2006 the BBC in the UK showed a two part docu-drama starring James Purefoy as Blackbeard.
Computer and video games
- Blackbeard was the name of a 1988 Sinclair Spectrum computer game released by Topo Soft in Spain, and which was re-released by Kixx in the United Kingdom. The Sinclair ZX Spectrum is an 8-bit personal Home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd This is a list of fictional experiments from the Disney animated Lilo & Stitch franchise most of them making their first appearances in Lilo & 
- In the game Sid Meier's Pirates!, Blackbeard plays a minor role as a rival pirate (at the start of the game, Blackbeard is the 2nd most notorious pirate in the Caribbean). Sid Meier's Pirates! is a Computer game created by Sid Meier published by MicroProse in 1987 (1987 and 2004)
- In Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, a card catalogue entry in the Phatt Island library mentions Blackbeard: "BIOGRAPHY: 'ME AND BLACKBEARD'" (1991)
- In the computer role-playing game, Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura, Edward Teach is the name of a famous pirate who transports the character to certain locations in the game world. Monkey Island 2 LeChuck's Revenge is an adventure game developed and published by LucasArts in 1991 A computer role-playing game ( CRPG) is a broad Video game genre originally developed for personal computers and other home computers Arcanum Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura (aka Arcanum) is a Computer role-playing game with a Cult following
- 'Baltor the Blackbearded' appears in the Sega Dreamcast game Skies of Arcadia. The is Sega 's most recent Video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. Skies of Arcadia, released in Japan as, is a Console role-playing game developed by Overworks for the Dreamcast and published His ship is called 'The Blackbeard', and Baltor himself resembles Blackbeard.
- In the MMORPG City of Villains, Blackbeard massacred the soldiers of a fort at the fictional location of Port Oakes, causing their ghosts to haunt the area. A massively multiplayer online role-playing game ( MMORPG) is a genre of Computer role-playing games (CRPGs in which a large number of players interact with City of Villains is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game based on the Superhero Comic book Genre, developed by Cryptic (2005)
- In the adventure game Red Jack: The Revenge of the Brethren, Blackbeard is portrayed as one of the brethren under Red Jack's command. An adventure game is a type of Video game characterized by investigation exploration puzzle-solving, interaction with game characters and a focus on Narrative
- In 7 Studios' video game Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow a character named Black Smoke James, voiced by Steven Jay Blum, bears some resemblance to Blackbeard. Pirates of the Caribbean The Legend of Jack Sparrow is a Video game by 7 Studios for the PS2 and PC. Steven Jay Blum (born April 28, 1965) is an American Voice actor known primarily for his work in Anime dubs and
- In the computer game Port Royale I&II (by Ascaron Entertainment), he appears as a marauding pirate that loots merchant fleets and Spanish treasure fleets.
- In the video game Golden Sun, there is an extra boss named Deadbeard, on Crossbone Island. Golden Sun, released in Japan as, is the first installment of a series of role-playing video games developed by Camelot Software Planning and published
- In the MMORPG Earth & Beyond, there is a star system only accessible by Pirates called 'Blackbeard's Wake'. The space station in the system is the 'Queen Anne's Revenge'.
- In Megaman Battle Network 6, he is only a WWW member who cause an incident in the Seaside Town in Cyber City. Mega Man Battle Network 6 (ロックマンエグゼ6 RockManEXE 6) is the sixth and final installment of the Mega Man Battle Network series He is also an operator of his net navi Diveman. EXE
- In the MMORPG game Voyage Century Online, Blackbeard is one of the Pirate bosses which you can fight.
- In the MMORPG Final Fantasy XI, Blackbeard is a skeleton type "Notorious Monster" that can appear when pirates attack the passenger ferry.
- Blackbeard was the featured centerpiece of the famous Disney Park attraction Pirates of the Caribbean from 1967 to mid-2006, when he was replaced by Captain Hector Barbossa from the Pirates movie franchise. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is the segment of The Walt Disney Company that conceives builds and manages the company's theme parks and holiday resorts as well as a variety Development Originally envisioned in the late 1950s as a walk-through Wax museum featuring pirates from history the attraction evolved into a boat ride through complex Hector Barbossa is a Fictional character in the popular Disney film trilogy Pirates of the Caribbean.
- A painting of Blackbeard hangs in Van Der Veer House (ce. 1790), in Bath.
- Blackbeard's flag was also one of several taken from real-life accounts and used in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. Pirates of the Caribbean At World's End is a 2007 Adventure film, the third film in the ''Pirates of the Caribbean'' series.
- Blackbeard was one of the many famous pirates reviewed in the History Channel program "True Caribbean Pirates", along with Henry Morgan, Mary Read, Anne Bonny, and Black Bart Roberts. Admiral Sir Henry Morgan (Hari Morgan in Welsh) ( ca 1635 &ndash August 25, 1688) was a Welsh Privateer, who made a name For Mary Karen Read see Virginia Tech massacre. Mary Read (do Anne Bonny ( March 8, 1700 - possibly April 25, 1782) was an Irish American Pirate who plied her trade in the Caribbean Born John Roberts ( May 17, 1682 &ndash February 10, 1722) Bartholomew Roberts was a Welsh Pirate who raided shipping
- A 2-hour special on National Geographic called "Blackbeard: Terror at Sea", in which a narrative is given about Teach's adventures. Overview The NGS's historical mission is "to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge while promoting the conservation of the world's cultural historical and natural
- A shipwreck that experts claim belonged to Blackbeard is currently being excavated off the North Carolina coast .
- ^ a b Perry, Dan . Blackbeard: The Real Pirate of the Caribbean. Thunder's Mouth Press, 14. ISBN 1-56025-885-3.
- ^ Queen Anne's Revenge Online
- ^ "For Blackbeard, at least, this investment paid off. According to historian Angus Konstam who has investigated Blackbeard's life and piratical career extensively, until Blackbeard's final battle with the lieutenant of HMS Pearl, Robert Maynard, who took the bearded icon's life, the world's most notorious and fearsome pirate had not so much as killed a single man (2006: 157). Apparently he didn't need to. " pg 21, "Pirational Choice: The Economics of Infamous Pirate Practices", Peter T. Leeson
- ^ "Rather than the result of flamboyance, madness, or eccentricity, pirates like Blackbeard deliberately constructed their bizarre and frightful physical appearances to facilitate piratical plunder. "There is no doubt that Blackbeard," for instance, "was conscious of the public image he had created" and worked diligently to maintain it (Lee 1974: 22). " Leeson 2008.
- ^ Pendrand, Norman C. (1975) Blackbeard: The Fiercest Pirate of All.
- ^ Cordingly, David. Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates, 198. ISBN 0-15-600549-2.
- ^ Norman C. Pendered: Published by: Times Printing Co. , Inc. , Manteo, NC, 1975
- ^ Blackbeard ! - Ladies Man - Coastal North Carolina, South Carolina. Outer Banks
- ^ Blackbeard. World of Spectrum. World of Spectrum is a Website devoted to cataloging and archiving material for the ZX Spectrum Home computer popular in the 1980s and has been officially Retrieved on 2008-02-25. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Events 138 - The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor
Shomette, Donald G. Pirates on the Chesapeake: Being a True History of Pirates, Picaroons, and Raiders on Chesapeake Bay, 1610-1807. Centreville, Maryland: Tidewater Publishers, 1985.
Spotswood, Alexander. The Official Letters of Alexander Spotswood, Lieutenant-Governor of the Colony of Virginia, 1710-1722. Edited by R. A. Brock. New York: AMS Press Inc. , 1973.
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