1718 English pirate, Edward Teach (a.k.a. "Blackbeard"), was killed during a battle off the coast of North Carolina, near Ocracoke Island. British soldiers cornered him aboard his ship and killed him. He was shot and stabbed more than 25 times.
One of the most infamous pirates to be sure. And yes, he's mentioned in Sir J.M. Barrie's masterpiece. We learn that Captain Hook had been Blackbeard's bo'sun. For the record, a reference to his ship is one of the hints to Hook in my book Peter Pan: Betwixt-and-Between.
Blackbeard is also going to appear alongside everybody's current favorite buccaneer in the upcoming installment of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
I am a fiction writer. Mostly I compose in the Urban Fantasy genre. When asked, I usually liken it to "The Twilight Zone" - extraordinary events emerging in everyday life. I graduated with Honors in Creative Writing from Knox College in 1993. Obviously I also scribble cartoonish drawings.
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