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These are facts about the notorious captain and certainly most famous pirate of all time. His deeds, behavior and a terrifying image made him a perfect villain, who harassed many ships in Caribbean.
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."
Article reveals why pirates flags were called Jolly Roger, why pirates used them and some examples of real pirate flags.
Pirate Shanties have become an integral part of a modern pirate myth, but historical records tell a much different tale that spans the time from between mid-16th all the way up to mid-20th century. Read more about pirate songs.