I think a large number of historians would agree that among the historical pirates (murderers, thieves, cutthroats, and fiends), the worse is Captain Blackbeard.
One evening during dinner, he took his pistol from its holster and shot a member of his own crew in the knee, permanently laming him. His explanation was that people would forget who he was if he didn’t kill someone every once in a while.
2 thoughts on “Companion to Day Twelve: Blackbeard”
But he didn’t kill that guy, hee hee.
True – but he wasn’t aiming especially carefully, either.