Starz & Black Sails Season 3. The Real Life Of Blackbeard. Ten Things You Should Know about the most famous pirate ever. Don’t be afraid!
1.- Edward Teach or Edward Thatch was probably born in Bristol, England, around 1680.
2.- He could have been a sailor on privateer ships during Queen Anne’s War before settling on the Bahamian island of New Providence, known as the Pirates’ Republic.
3.- There, he joined the crew of Captain Benjamin Hornigold, who also appears in Black Sails TV shows, and the two engaged in numerous acts of piracy. In 1717 Hornigold retired from piracy and Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard, became the new commander.
4.- He became a renowned pirate and his legend spread. For example, he was reported to have tied lit fuses under his hat to frighten his enemies.
5.- He and Stede Bonnet formed an alliance of pirates and among other acts of piracy, they blockaded the port of Charleston, South Carolina and successfully ransomed its inhabitants.
6.- Unfortunately, Blackbeard attracted the attention of Alexander Spotswood, the Governor of Virginia. Thus, a party of soldiers and sailors captured the pirate on 22 November 1718.
7.- During a ferocious battle, Teach and several of his crew were killed by a small force of sailors led by Lieutenant Robert Maynard.
8.- After his death, he was romanticized and became the inspiration for books, novels, movies… and TV shows. The last one: Black Sails Season 3.
9.- In Black Sails Season 3, actor Ray Stevenson plays the role as Blackbeard.
10.- Ray Stevenson has portrayed two Marvel Comics characters: Frank Castle/The Punisher in Punisher: War Zone and The Super Hero Squad Show; and Volstagg in Thor and its sequel Thor: The Dark World. In the movie Kill the Irishman, Ray Stevenson portrayed Cleveland mobster Danny Greene. In 2012 he appeared in the seventh season of Dexter as Isaak Sirko.
Black Sails Season 3. Official Trailer.
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