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Stede Bonnet, “The Gentleman Pirate”

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Captain Stede Bonnet, “The Gentleman Pirate Flag”, 1717 – 1718
Captain Stede Bonnet, “The Gentleman Pirate Flag”, 1717 – 1718
Captain Stede Bonnet, “The Gentleman Pirate Flag”, 1717 – 1718

Bonnet’s flag is traditionally thought to have been a skull over a horizontal long bone and between a heart and a dagger (shown below). However, there is no contemporary source for this having been his flag. The earliest source listing this is from an unknown, undated manuscript that was gifted to the Maritime Museum of Britain in 1939.

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Published in 29/05/2020

Updated in 19/02/2021

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