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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.
Edward Teach was born around the year 1680 in Bristol, England. Although not much is known about the early life of Edward Teach, that part of his life played an important role in shaping him into Blackbeard, the most feared pirate on the Caribbean seas.
Blackbeard's flag repesented a skeleton spearing the bleeding heart with one hand, and toasting the devil with another. Motives for flying such a flag was meant to intimidate enemies. This flag is often called the "Jolly Roger."
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.