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Timeline of activities from 1715-1718—

From the Spanish wrecks on the coast of Florida to the death of Blackbeard

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Brunswick Town v. Wilmington: This is a set of new booklets available detailing the formation of the port town of Wilmington, North Carolina. Brunswick Town and Wilmington fought a long rivalry across the Cape Fear River - Wilmington eventually won and prospered into the town we know today. Wilmington, however, would not have survived if it hadn't been for Capt. James Wimble. A mariner and cartographer, Wimble came to "New Town," or "New Carthage," or the town that would later be named for Spencer Compton, Lord Wilmington. He bought a large tract on the south side and began selling town lots in competition with Brunswick Town. By 1735, Wimble outsold Brunswick Town 413 to 30! He truly saved Wilmington from certain death.

These books normally retail for $9.95, but for a limited time only, they will be offered at a 40% discount to enable teachers, librarians, museums, and other educational institutions to take advantage. Bulk buys receive best prices on shipping. Here is a video demonstration for "Capt. James Wimble of Hastings, Sussex County, England: American Merchant, Founder, and Privateer." After Wilmington was secured, Wimble fought as a privateer in the War of Jenkin's Ear against the Spanish, capturing rich prizes and cargoes. He also lost an arm to cannon fire! As one library director put it, Wimble was a "rock star."

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Brunswick Town v. Wilmington—1733

Development of the two port towns on the Cape Fear River: Brunswick Town, founded in 1726 and Wilmington, founded in 1733 as opposition to the “Family’s” large investment of Brunswick Town.

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Pirates & Slaves: Making AmericaBrunswick Town and Wilmington

The True Story of Edward Thache and His World

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Blackbeard Reconsidered

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Blackbeard Reconsidered: Mist’s Piracy, Thache’s Genealogy

 

On sale in NC Maritime Museums and other NC Cultural Historic Sites & now on Amazon.com in Kindle format!

Let me introduce you to the parents of "Blackbeard"... Capt. Edward and Elizabeth Thache of St. Jago de la Vega or Spanish Town, Jamaica. Thache was a mariner born in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, son of an Anglican minister. He probably moved to Bristol, married, had children, and moved to Jamaica sometime before 1695. Capt. Edward died there at age 47. His son, Edward “Blackbeard” Thache Jr. joined the Royal Navy and fought in Queen Anne’s War aboard HMS Windsor!

New records show that much of what we knew about Blackbeard was simply wrong. This has enormous implications not only for Blackbeard, but for much of history as well. This book attempts to rediscover exactly who Blackbeard was and how he related to his “Pirate Nation.”

This book will be a valuable resource for the researcher as well. It contains new records never before published and older records never before made available to the general public! Quite a few surprises are in store!

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Hardback-Dust Cover edition

ISBN: 978-1-365-25885-5

Price: $59.95

Paperback:$39.95

Genre: Non-fiction Historical

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Over 600 pages of text, tables, analysis, and graphs

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