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June 3, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Lecture at St. John's Church; book signing after at Hampton History Museum
St. John’s Church Parish Hall
100 West Queens Way
Hampton, VA 23669
Blackbeard's Legacy cover
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"Blackbeard's Legacy": Lecture and book signing

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Hosted by the Hampton History Museum, author Barbara McLennan will discuss her new novel, "Blackbeard’s Legacy," the third in her "The Wealth of a Nation" trilogy, 1 p.m., Saturday, June 3, at St. John’s Church Parish Hall, 100 West Queens Way, during the Blackbeard Pirate Festival. Afterward, she will sign copies of her book at the museum across the street from the church. The lecture and book signing are free and open to the public.

In this final book of an historical fiction trilogy involving early Virginian Sarah Harrison and her husband James Blair, founder of William & Mary, and other prominent families in early Jamestown and Williamsburg, "Blackbeard’s Legacy" covers the years 1710 to 1722. Author McLennan focuses the story around young Benjamin Harrison IV and his relationship with Blackbeard and continues the narrative of personal and political rivalries rampant among the prominent tobacco growers and various political figures in Williamsburg. The parallel stories of piracy along the Virginia coast, the larger than life Blackbeard and political machinations of the period offer the kind of history lesson all can enjoy.  "Blackbeard’s Legacy" ($14.95) and the first two books in the trilogy are available in the museum’s gift shop.