Not sure how good it will be, but John Malkovich will be portraying Blackbeard in a new NBC TV series probably slated for early next year:
posted on 06/22/2013 3:47:35 PM PDT
(Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
I can’t recall which book - but it might have been about Blackbeard. The early pirate flags were red - “blood” red. IIRC the skull and crossbones was a very late idea, and perhaps fairly rare. They would fly numerous country’s flags depending on where they were, or if they could tell from a distance the ship’s country of origin. Sail in close under a friendly flag - then raise their pirate flag as they engaged.
posted on 06/22/2013 7:59:05 PM PDT
("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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