Blackbeard's 14th Wife Why She Was No Good For Him
Broadcast: 11th November 1953
Added: May 08 2006
The year is 1714 and the place is the Caribbean. The sound you will hear is a pair of scissors snipping away. The young lady who is using them is trimming her husband’s beard. The beard has just been washed to get the blood out of it for a few hours ago he stabbed a few fellows from up close. He had been in a battle and was very vain about his beard. It is a black beard which caused some eighteenth century pundit to dub him Blackbeard. His real name is Edward Teach, profession pirate his wife Hannah one would think was such a good wife but oh no she wasn’t and here is Thomas Hyland’s report on Blackbeard’s 14th wife and why she was no good for him.