Blackbeard Throws A Party! 

October 1718: Blackbeard parties at Ocracoke Island, NC with a sizable cohort that includes Charles Vane and "Calico Jack" Rackham. Rackham is most remembered for two things: the design of his Jolly Roger flag, a skull with crossed swords, which contributed to the popularization of the design, and for having two female crew members aboard, Mary Read and his lover Anne Bonny. READ MORE

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