Blackbeard's Life, The Golden Age of Piracy, and Its Effect on Piracy Today

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Blackbeard’s Life
Blackbeard was a brave and most outspoken sea rovers who operated during early 1700s in the coastal regions of the English Southern parts of the New world. His piracy activities, together with his co-pirates are key sectors in United States of America’s history. Happening in the time eminently known as the golden age of piracy, their brave advances in sea robbery facilitated the gradual demise of sea hijacking and theft on the deep seas.1
There is no sufficient information to provide a reliable picture about the life of Blackbeard except three years to his death. His activities at this short time were quick cutting across the world making him be clearly known and probably be recalled always. Apart from being recorded in many books of history, his name is found in the archives of Great Britain. The early accounts of the leadership of then Southern and Northern Carolina, Virginia and Pennsylvania also documented about Blackbeard. Preceding 1976, not much information is known about him, contrasting his overdramatic death which well known. Probably, it is due to his sea robbery activities which made him to live a more secretive life. 1
1Parry, Dan. 2006. Blackbeard: the real pirate of the Caribbean. London: National Maritime Museum.
Like most pirates, Blackbeard’s surname was not certainly known. It was the practice of sea rovers to adopt unnatural and untrue surnames. In his time of piracy, he was known as Edward Teach or Blackbeard. However, the last name had different spellings including Thack, Thache, Theach, Thatch and Thach. Immediately after his death, there were claims that, his surname in Bristol was Drummond. However, there was no proof to this assertion. Most of his life was surrounded with uncertainties, ...

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5 Konstam, Angus. 2008. Piracy: the complete history. Oxford: Osprey.
6 Marley, David. 2011. Modern piracy: a reference handbook. Santa Barbara, Calif: ABC-CLIO.

Bibliography
1. Parry, Dan. 2006. Blackbeard: the real pirate of the Caribbean. London: National Maritime Museum.
2. Lewis, J. Patrick, and John McDonough. 2008. Blackbeard the pirate king several yarns detailing the legends, myths, and real-life adventures of history's most notorious seaman. Prince Frederick, MD: Recorded Books.
3. Konstam, Angus, David Rickman, and Giuseppe Rava. 2011. Pirate: the Golden Age. Oxford: Osprey Pub.
5. Rediker, Marcus. 2004. Villains of all nations: Atlantic pirates in the golden age. London [u.a.]: Verso.
6. Konstam, Angus. 2008. Piracy: the complete history. Oxford: Osprey.
7. Marley, David. 2011. Modern piracy: a reference handbook. Santa Barbara, Calif: ABC-CLIO.

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