Blackbeard is one of the most famous yet most mysterious pirates of the seven seas. We know that he was real, but in the almost three centuries since he lived, truth and myth have blended until now it is hard to tell which is which.
At Teach's Hole
Death Sails by Moonlight
The ghostly headless figure
Of Blackbeard, it is said,
Still swims under the moonlight
Looking for its severed head.
But who knows where the truth lies
In tales of derring-do.
The tales that most excite you
Are the tales twice told and true.
- J. Patrick Lewis