Contributor biographical information for Blackbeard : America's most notorious pirate / Angus Konstam.


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Angus Konstam is a widely published author who has written several books on piracy, including The History of Pirates. A former naval officer and museum professional, he worked as a curator of weapons in the Tower of London and as the chief curator in the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida, before becoming a full-time historian and writer. An expert on weapons, shipwrecks, and piracy, he has advised several underwater archaeological groups (including the team working on Blackbeard's sunken flagship), and appears regularly on both the Discovery and the History channels. He now lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Teach, Edward, -- d. 1718.
Pirates -- North Carolina -- Atlantic Coast -- Biography.
Pirates -- Virginia -- Atlantic Coast -- Biography.
North Carolina -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Virginia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Atlantic Coast (N.C.) -- History -- 18th century.
Atlantic Coast (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.