Was the Real Blackbeard a Jamaican Gentleman?
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 953 , Segment 5
Episode: Border Crisis, Uber Transit ,Axe Throwing, Blackbeard
- Nov 28, 2018 10:00 pm
- 18:13 mins
Guest: Baylus Brooks, Author, "Quest for Blackbeard: The True Story of Edward Thache and His World.” 300 years ago, almost to the day, one of the most fearsome pirates to roam the Atlantic was captured and beheaded. “Blackbeard” was his nickname and merchants told stories of this wild man with pistols strapped across his chest, a fur cap perched on his head and a giant beard that would sometimes catch fire when he smoked.