Top 7 Pirate Flags & The Tales of Their Captains
In celebration of this week's #InternationalFlagDay, I thought it appropriate to share a bit of insight to my favorite classic lore -- historical renowned pirates.
I’ve always loved history of the first buccaneers and pirate-turned privateers because the nature of their notoriety was oft based on legend, mystery and hearsay. Back then, it was common for a pirate to create a fear-mongering reputation across the high seas, because the intent was always to be able to capture a ship without a fight.
While there are a few notable battles that truly took place (we’ll go over a few), many pirates were not the disciplined sea rovers that famous fictions portray them as today. It was more common for a pirate to be inexperienced in battle, or fear the wrath of the tempestuous sea because he wouldn’t know how to swim.
The pirate flag was the first way to communicate a crew’s intent to a prey ship. Striking the colors of a nation’s flag, be it Spanish, English, French or Dutch was a typical tactic in luring prey ship into believing they were in safe and familiar company.
In a world enchanted with Atlantean lore, then perhaps it is chance to love to the end of it all and back. 🌊
When working on my #fiction tales, I sometimes find myself daydreaming of the tragic #lovestories of the lost city of #Atlantis.
When it comes to the sunken city, where do you imagine it's sleeping under?
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