Foodtripper - Jersey Black Butter

Jersey Black Butter: Edward Teach, better known as ‘Blackbeard’, was one of the most bloodthirsty and despised pirates of all time and was eventually killed in a fierce battle where he apparently sustained 5 bullet wounds and at least 20 sword cuts before dying. The triumphant and victorious Navy captain was so delighted he cut off Blackbeard’s head and hung it on his ship’s rigging to celebrate.

Had the bloodthirsty Mr Teach plied his trade in Jersey, his fate would have been somewhat different as for over 100 years the islanders of Jersey were actually licensed by the Crown to seize foreign ships and this form of legalised piracy was the source of considerable wealth up until 1815 when peace was restored with France and privateering ceased.

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