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Flogging is method of punishment by beating the human body with particular implements such as lashes, whips, switches, rods, etc. Flogging was one of the most common punishments Navy sailors from many countries received during the Age of Sail. Since many of the pirates served in the Navy, they tended to avoid flogging as punishment during their pirate service.
The age of pirates is today remembered by the romanticized pirate battles, their gear and almost always by the ominous black flags they proudly showcased during their pirate raids. Here is the full history of the Jolly Roger flag.
Events that occurred during the last day of Blackbeard's life. These are some facts about one of the biggest sea battles in Caribbean history.
Queen Anne's Revenge, originally named Concord, was a frigate, most famously used as a flagship by the pirate Blackbeard. Even he used the ship for less than a year he captured numerous prizes. Read more about Blackbeard's ship here.