Blackbeard and His Flagship Queen Anne's Revenge
Blackbeard and His Flagship Queen Anne’s Revenge: Real Pirate History More Exciting Than Any Hollywood Fiction
Who was Blackbeard? Discover the real man behind the legend, where recent research has uncovered far more intriguing information about the man than we’ve ever expected. What do we really know about Queen Anne’s Revenge, his flagship? Tall tales abound, but archaeology and archival research tell us a great deal more – and most of it contradicts what you may have seen in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Scientific research and dusty documents can reveal a story far more exciting than anything legends and movies try to tell us. Dr. Paul Fontenoy, North Carolina’s leading maritime historian and archaeologist, which is the home of Queen Anne’s Revenge, will present the facts that go beyond the fiction. Join us on Thursday, June 29th at 7:00 PM for this exciting lecture!
Paul Fontenoy earned his B.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of London (Kings College and Queen Mary College respectively) and an M.A. in Nautical Archaeology from East Carolina University. He has taught at New York University, Sophia University in Tokyo, and East Carolina University, and became Curator of Maritime Research and Technology for the North Carolina Maritime Museums in 1996, where he primarily is responsible for exhibit development. His principal research concentrations are on national and international naval and maritime technological developments between 1850 and 1950 and their societal impacts.
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