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This Irishman was a successful pirate, who captured many ships. However, his kindness and not-so-pirate attitude prevented him to become even greater.
Known facts about Samuel Bellamy’s pirate career and his famous love story, which inspired many writers.
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."
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.
Article reveals why pirates flags were called Jolly Roger, why pirates used them and some examples of real pirate flags.