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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”.
Mary Ormond was the only official wife of famous pirate captain Blackbeard, although it is believed that he had 14 wives during his life. It is not much documented about Marry Ormond, which suggest that she was not part of Blackbeard pirate life.
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.
In this article we will try to extract some popular myths and facts from fiction about pirate and pirate life.