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The Death of Blackbeard, Terror of the Carribean

The Death of Blackbeard, Terror of the Carribean

On November 22, 1718, English pirate Edward Teach or Edward Thatch, better known as Blackbeard, was killed. Blackbeard operated around the West Indies and the eastern coast of Britain’s North American colonies. Teach was a shrewd and calculating leader who spurned the use of force, relying instead on his fearsome image to elicit the response that he desired from those whom he robbed. Contrary to the modern-day picture of the traditional tyrannical…
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The Legend of Klaus Störtebeker, Privateer

The Legend of Klaus Störtebeker, Privateer

Possible reconstruction of Störtebeker’s headImage: Sebastian Sonntag On October 20, 1401, Klaus Störtebeker, representative of a companionship of privateers known as the Victual Brothers, was executed by order of the senate of Hamburg. His life has become legend and he often is compared to other historic freedom fighters such as Che Guevara or Robin Hood, because he fought the rich in the name of the poor. The exact roots of Klaus Störtebeker…
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