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Article reveals why pirates flags were called Jolly Roger, why pirates used them and some examples of real pirate flags.
The most famous pirates are known by their descriptive names. Many pirate nicknames often incorporated a physical trait or characteristic of their personality. Find out why pirates adopted nicknames and read about some interesting origins of fictional pirate names!
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.
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.