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The Tale of Pyrates (sic) Anne Bonny & Mary Read

This week, Smithsonian Magazine highlights the only two women convicted of piracy in the 18th century: Mary Read and Anne Bonny. Both women were known for their cunning and ruthlessness. Originally, the two women were forced to hide their gender while … Continue reading

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Archaeologists Confirm – North Carolina Shipwreck is Blackbeard’s

Archaeologists have formally confirmed that the ship being excavated off of the coast of North Carolina is Blackbeard’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge. The Queen Anne’s Revenge was grounded and ultimately sunk in 1718 when Blackbeard (aka Edward Teach) left … Continue reading

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Archaeologists Recover Anchor from Blackbeard’s Ship

Nautical archaeologists from the Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project have recently recovered an anchor from what they believe to be the shipwreck site of the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the flagship of infamous pirate Blackbeard. Blackbeard, probably originally named Edward Teach or … Continue reading

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