If you’re looking to start a career of piracy, this is the place to find a role model or two. This classic work chronicles the actions and adventures of some of the 18th century’s most notorious pirates, including Henry Avery, Edward Teach, Stede Bonnet, “Calico Jack” Rackam and Black Bart.
This Is What A Sailor Would Have Eaten If He Was On Columbus' Ship
Many believe that Christopher Columbus was the first to sail the open ocean and reach the Americas. What it not known are the numerous others who had already sailed the journey West, and those who sailed East. The Chinese once had a great fleet that was much larger than those of Europe, not just in the amount of ships, but the size as well. But with Columbus the world started its age of exploration more extensively.
Blackbeard (whose real name was Edward Teach) was a fearsome pirate of both real-world history and legend, active in the 1700's. Although he has a reputation as a vicious criminal, reality shows Blackbeard to be a slightly less than bloodthirsty individual-however, he was a pirate and as such, would regularly commit crimes such as hijacking and looting.