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An article about the short period between 1680 and 1730, when pirates were most influential in history of piracy.
Article that covers duties aboard and describes chain of command used on most pirate ships.
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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."