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  • Governor Charles Eden

    Governor Charles Eden

    Charles, Eden (1673-1722) was the governor of North Carolina during era of the Flying Gang pirates. In 1718, Stede Bonnet and, separately, Blackbeard journeyed to Bath, the colony’s sleepy village capital, to take the king’s pardon from Gov. Eden. Blackbeard and Eden apparently came to some sort of arrangement, as the arch-pirate promptly settled in…

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