Monday, November 22, 2010

A Little Lesson on Teach

Just had to share:

On this day in history -

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


Lewelyn-H said...

So how old would that make James Hook in Peter Pan then?

Peter Von Brown said...

I cannot answer this question with any degree of certainty. Refer to my post Closing the Book on Hook
Any other questions regarding his "ability" to be there in the Neverland are explained in Peter Pan: Betwixt-and-Between, my novel with a yet-to-be-determined fate.