The Last Days of Blackbeard the Pirate
History remembers the infamous Black Beard as one of the greatest, most successful pirates who ever lived—a paragon of pirates. However, what if history got it wrong? When Black Beard arrived in North Carolina in 1718, he commanded one of the most powerful pirate fleets in history—400 men aboard four ships, including his prized, cannon-studded flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge. But in a stunning reversal of fortunes, everything suddenly went wrong. Six months later, when Black Beard was cornered and killed at Ocracoke Inlet, North Carolina, he was in the company of just 20 men and the only treasure found in his possession was some sugar, cocoa, cotton and a mysterious letter. What happened during Black Beard’s last days that precipitated his demise? Who, truly, was Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard, and from whence did he come? What was his true name? And what happened to his treasure?