Pirate Flag

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Bastianow
published on 17 August 2021
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A pirate flag (often attributed to the pirate Christopher Moody) showing typical symbols of death. Various combinations of such symbols - weapons, a bleeding heart, hourglass, wings, skull and crossbones - were used by pirates on a black or red background to intimidate an enemy into surrendering without resistance.

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Bastianow, . (2021, August 17). Pirate Flag. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14435/pirate-flag/

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Bastianow, . "Pirate Flag." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 17, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14435/pirate-flag/.

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Bastianow, . "Pirate Flag." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Aug 2021. Web. 21 Sep 2021.