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Was Blackbeard a CARING pirate? Medical equipment recovered from wreck of Queen Anne’s Revenge suggests feared captain looked after the sick and injured

He was notorious for terrorising shipping in the west Atlantic, but treasures discovered among the wreckage of Blackbeard’s ship suggest the feared pirate may have had a caring side.

Marine archaeologists have found evidence of medical equipment used to heal the sick and wounded on board the pirate captain’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge.

The artifacts are the latest clues of what life would have been like on the ship that became feared along the east coast of America and the West Indies.

read more Was Blackbeard a CARING pirate? Medical equipment recovered from wreck of Queen Anne’s Revenge suggests feared captain looked after the sick and injured | Daily Mail Online.

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This entry was posted on January 27, 2015 by in Archaeology, Health, History.

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