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Article reveals why pirates flags were called Jolly Roger, why pirates used them and some examples of real pirate flags.
Walking the plank is a popular term that represent a method of torture and execution on sea ships. Out of many forms of torture and execution that modern public associates with the pirate age, none is more popular than “walking the plank”.
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!
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.