Picture Of Flag Of Pirate John Quelch

Picture Of Flag Of Pirate John Quelch

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Flag of pirate John Quelch

This pirate flag (referred to as Old Roger) is sometimes considered to be the origin of the name Jolly Roger.

This flag theme was later borrowed by Blackbeard and also Bartholomew Roberts.

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Flogging

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.

Pirate Code

To fully become members of the pirate crew, new recruits had to sign a document and swore an oath of allegiance. This piece of pirate history was actually true, and pirate code was used on almost every pirate ships during the Golden Age of Piracy.