Alexander Selkirk

Alexander Selkirk : biography 1676 - 13 December 1721 Alexander Selkirk (1676 – 13 December 1721), also known as Alexander Selcraig, was a Scottish...

Alexander Selkirk

Alexander Selkirk : biography 1676 - 13 December 1721 The lessons he had learned as a child from his father, a tanner, now served him...

Alexander Selkirk

Alexander Selkirk : biography 1676 - 13 December 1721 Later life A furry Crusoe shows the influence of Selkirk Selkirk's story aroused great interest in...

Blackbeard

Blackbeard : biography c. 1680 - November 22, 1718 Edward Teach (c. 1680 – 22 November 1718), better known as Blackbeard, was a notorious...

Blackbeard

Blackbeard : biography c. 1680 - November 22, 1718 Since the end of this so-called golden age of piracy, Teach and his exploits have become...

Blackbeard

Blackbeard : biography c. 1680 - November 22, 1718 The remainder of Teach's crew and former associates were found by Brand, in Bath, and were...

Blackbeard

Blackbeard : biography c. 1680 - November 22, 1718 What is certain though is that Adventure turned her guns on the two ships and fired....

Blackbeard

Blackbeard : biography c. 1680 - November 22, 1718 Meanwhile, Spotswood had obtained from Howard valuable information on Teach's whereabouts, and he planned to send...

Blackbeard

Blackbeard : biography c. 1680 - November 22, 1718 Wragg agreed to Teach's demands, and a Mr Marks and two pirates were given two days...

Blackbeard

Blackbeard : biography c. 1680 - November 22, 1718 Pardon Before sailing northward on his remaining sloop to Ocracoke Inlet, Teach marooned about 25 men on...