Pirate Captains' Flag blanket - Black Bart Roberts
Pirate Captains' Flag blanket - Black Bart Roberts

Pirate Captains' Flag blanket - Black Bart Roberts

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Black Bart Roberts pirate flag blanket with Black & White striped plush minky fleece back and edging fabric.  Polyester batting filled. Size 49" x 46".  Comes with a parchment with the folllowing information on this pirate captain:


                                         Bartholomew Roberts

                                              AKA: Black Bart            

                                    Welsh Pirate       1682 - 1722

Roberts was known for his excellent seamanship and was one of the greatest pirates of his day. Roberts is said to have seized over 400 ships off West Africa and in the Caribbean. His biggest coup was capturing the "Sagrada Familia," a Portuguese vessel carrying a fortune in coins, diamonds and goods from Brazil.  Roberts was a religious man and banned his crew from gambling. However, his religious nature didn’t stop him from being cruel to his prisoners. 

Black Bart favored one of two flags: a man and a skeleton, who held a spear or dart in one hand, holding either an hourglass or a cup while toasting death, or an armed man standing on two skulls over the letters ABH and AMH. The latter warned residents of Barbados and Martinique that death awaited them, for the governors of these islanders had dared to cross Bartholomew Roberts.