Blackbeard’s Last Fight
Pirate Hunting in North Carolina 1718


Author: Angus Konstam
Johnny Shumate Mark Stacey

This 80 page paperback is book number 37 in the Raid series of books by Osprey Publishing.

In April 1713 the War of the Spanish Succession came to an end. During the conflict hundreds of privateers – licenced pirates – preyed on enemy shipping throughout the Caribbean. These privateers now found themselves out of a job, and many turned to piracy. One of theme was Edward Teach – more popularly known as “Blackbeard”. He joined the pirates in New Providence (now Nassau) in the Bahamas, and by early 1717 he had become a pirate captain. From then on he caused havoc off the North American seaboard, in the West Indies and off Honduras, before appearing off Charleston, South Carolina in May 1718. He blockaded this major port for a week, an act that made Blackbeard the most notorious pirate of his day.

The contents of this book are;

  • Introduction
  • Origins
    • The Making of Blackbeard
    • Blackbeard’s Cruise
  • The Plan
  • The Raid
    • Attacking the viper’s nest
    • The Battle of Oracoke Island
    • To Bath Town
  • Aftermath and Analysis
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index

This paperback book contains artwork, maps, first-hand accounts and birds eye views of events to put the reader right into the action of the time. Raid book 37, Blackbeard’s Last Fight is an excellent reference book for the figure painter, modeler or wargamer hoping to recreate or capture the essence of the period.

This book is available from Osprey Publications.

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