Blackbeard: The Birth of America – Blackbeard: American Patriot? 300th Anniversary of Edward Thache’s Death

Today marks the 300th anniversary of the death of Blackbeard—the Robin-Hood-like American patriot and notorious privateer-turned-pirate, who lorded over the Atlantic seaboard and Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy chronicled in my historical fiction novel Blackbeard: The Birth of America. Hoist a glass in his honor, mateys, and if at some point you would like to know more about this American anti-hero, check out my article on the real man–not the badly misrepresented and misunderstood figure of myth and legend! Blackbeard: American Patriot?

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