The Jolly Roger

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Mark Cartwright
by WarX
published on 23 July 2021
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The Jolly Roger, a flag used by pirates and first documented c. 1700. The term 'Jolly Roger' actually referred to any design of pirate flag using macabre imagery. These flags were designed to instill terror into victims and bring immediate surrender whenever they were raised.

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