Blackbeard's Flag

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Mark Cartwright
by Fred the Oyster
published on 18 August 2021

According to legend, the flag of the pirate Blackbeard, aka Edward Teach (d. 1718). The skeleton holds an hourglass to signify that the time of those about to be boarded is coming to an end. The bleeding heart warns of the death which will come if any resistance is met.

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Oyster, F. t. (2021, August 18). Blackbeard's Flag. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Oyster, Fred the. "Blackbeard's Flag." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 18, 2021.

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Oyster, Fred the. "Blackbeard's Flag." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Aug 2021. Web. 04 Feb 2023.