|aWho was Blackbeard? -- Mysterious beginnings -- The pirate way -- Captain! -- Queen Anne's Revenge -- The blockade of Charleston -- A short time ashore -- The hunt is on -- The death of Blackbeard -- Blackbeard's legacy -- Timelines.
|aAn introduction to the most famous pirate in history.
Though much of his early life remains a mystery, Blackbeard most likely began his life as Edward Teach in the sailing port of Bristol, England. He began his career as a hired British sailor during Queen Anne's War. He eventually settled in the Bahamas under Captain Benjamin Hornigold who taught the young sailor to go "a-pirating." Soon enough, Blackbeard was commanding his own fleet and stealing ships around the Caribbean and up and down the Eastern seaboard. Known for his thick, black beard and fearsome reputation, the legend of Blackbeard has influenced pirate legend and lore for over 300 years.