"Heard of [Captain Flint]!" cried the squire. "Heard of him, you say! He was the bloodthirstiest buccaneer that sailed. Blackbeard was a child to Flint. The Spaniards were so prodigiously afraid of him that, I tell you, sir, I was sometimes proud he was an Englishman."
-Teasure Island; R. L. Stevenson (1883)
An evening in a bar with novelist and a pirate captain went well until Edward Teach started to read Treasure island, a book writen by the man sitting next to him. Robert Louis Stevenson.
A school project that we had to do. It had to involve two celebreties featsured so of course I choose the creator of J&H; R. L. Stevenson and the pirate legend himself: Edward Teach. because those two are amazing!
If you don't know who these people are, here you can have their small bio's (because I'm a nerd.) :
R. L. Stevenson:
A Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, travel writer and a musician born in 1850 and died in 1894. As a child Stevenson suffered from an ilness that was wied to be tuberculosis but recent wiews refers to other illnesies. Due to Stevenson's illness he was often away from school. He studied enginering and then law and so became qualified in Scottish bar. Even so, Stevenson never practised law (thought it had an influense to his books) and used all his energy to write and travel.
Dispite the fact that Stevenson was a late reader, he started writing stories in his early childhood. He published many short stories, esseays and novels. Stevenson's most famous works are Treasure island, Kidnaped and The Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Stevenson traveld a lot dispite his illness and during these travels met his future wife Fanny Van De Griff who had three children from her first marrige. Robert and Fanny got married in 1880.
During his last years Stevenson lived wtih his family in an island of Samoa and continued writing there. He took the native name Tusitala (teller of tales) and after having an influence to the Samoans (who consulted him for an advise.) R.L. Stevenson came involved to the local politics. During his creative season he died propably on intracerebral hemorrhage and was buried by the natives near Mount Vesa.
Edward Teach:Also known as Blackbeard (Who got his name from his remarkable black beard that covered his face), Edward Teach was an infamous pirate captain who was active in 1716-1718. Not much is known about his origins but he is assumed to be born in Bristol, England.
When Hornigold was devoted and retired from piracy, Blackbeard continued his career. On Novemper his two ships blundered a French merchant vessel La Concorde which Teach took to his own use. The ship was renamed as Queen Anne’s revenge and it became
There’s not much information about his live before becoming a pirate but in New Providence he met pirate captain Benjamin Hornigold who took Teach to his crew in 1716. Later Blackbeard got a sloop under his command and they started pirating together. Later another pirate captain Stede Bonnet joined them and with Bonnet’s premison Teach took command of his vessel Revenge.
After this he continued piracy and in May 1718 Teach with his pirates committed one of the notorious crimes of pirate history: The Blockade of Charles town. Teach’s ships blocked the way to the port and every ship that tried in or out of town were stopped. The pirates captured few ships. They blundered ship that was heading to London and took it’s crew and passengers as prisoners. Blackbeard informed that he wanted medical supplies from the colonial government of South Carolina. He also informed that if they didn’t get the supplies, all prisoners would be executed, their heads sent to governor and all the captured ships burn. They sent two of Teach’s men and one prisoner to ashore to get the drugs. They returned after two days and asked for more time. Teach gave them two more days but after that there were no sign of them so Blackbeard commanded his ships to boards. When the citizens saw pirates coming closer a boat was sent with the medical supplies.
He died when British Lieutenant Robert Maynard with his ships found Teach and his men in Blackbeard's hideout in the island of Orcados. Battle against pirates began and Edward Teach died while dueling against Maynard. After Blackbeard's dead all his remaining men surrendered and Menard cut off Teach's head and put it hanging in the front of his ship.
This description is terribly long, sorry for that.