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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”.
Pirate costumes in modern pop culture do not represent how pirates looked when they were hunting their prey on the seas of Atlantic, many centuries ago. Their often subdued and rugged clothes were more flamboyant than regular naval crews worn during that time but was nowhere near close to the fashion style that is today closely connected with pirate lifestyle.
Article that covers duties aboard and describes chain of command used on most pirate ships.
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."