"Pirates are just seamen that went awry....”
"...no real evidence that Blackbeard ever tortured or killed anyone."
Yeah...he was funny and loveable, just like Johnny Depp, right?
That "non-torturing" Teach once cut off a man's finger because he refused to give up a ring. He abandoned half his crew on an offshore island that was totally devoid of water, wildlife and any vegetation beyond eel grass.
I smell a future exhibition of Blackbeard's artifacts, and we must have to clean up his post-mortem PR to insure good attendance. Some people might stay away if the image of him as a bloodthirsty killer is left intact.
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