Blackbeard's Legacy by Barbara N. McLennan

By Barbara N. McLennan

Blackbeard and his fleet sail the Atlantic coast and Caribbean shooting many ships and enriching themselves.  Andrew Morgan from Virginia, Blackbeard’s gunner, invests his stocks with a banker in Philadelphia. Andrew visits neighbors in Virginia and has the same opinion to convey alongside younger Benjamin Harrison on certainly one of his spring voyages. Ben, raised as nephew to Sarah Harrison Blair, is 18, has simply accomplished his reviews, and has been promised in marriage to a daughter of King Carter of Virginia.

Ben witnesses Blackbeard’s election as captain and impresses Blackbeard together with his schooling and kinfolk historical past. Blackbeard permits him to develop into assistant navigator on his send and Ben is incorporated, besides the navigator, in conferences of the ship’s officials. once they get to the Bahamas, Ben, who has made enemies, duels with the former assistant navigator.  He additionally meets the governor of Jamaica and turns into conscious of the hazards looking ahead to Blackbeard and different privateers.

Upon their go back to the mainland Andrew marries his banker’s daughter and is current while Blackbeard blockades Charles Towne harbor.  Ben, who has obtained a small send from Blackbeard for his labor at sea, returns to Virginia and is elected burgess.

Ben meets Governor Spotswood and participates in Spotswood’s fall in Virginia politics.  Ben additionally learns of Spotswood’s plan to homicide Blackbeard and travels to Ocracoke attempting to warn the captain. There, from one other send, he witnesses Blackbeard’s assassination by the hands of Spotswood’s employed killers.

Andrew and Ben pass though the aftermath: trials, executions, political recrimination from London and North Carolina, Spotswood’s seizure of huge tracts of estate, and Spotswood's eventual alternative as governor. this is often through marriages, new households, new companies, the expansion of alternate and production, and fond stories of Blackbeard.

 

 

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