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Christopher Moody

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Christopher Moody was an 18th?ÿcentury pirate who held a policy of?ÿno quarter (no sparing of lives). After?ÿhe was captured, he was hung at Cape?ÿCoast Castle in Cabo Corso, Ghana?ÿ(now Cape Coast, Ghana).Moody may have previously been a?ÿmember of Bartholomew Roberts' crew.?ÿHe is believed to have pirated off the?ÿcoast of North and South Carolina?ÿsometime between 1713 and 1718.?ÿ Moody is largely remembered for his?ÿdistinct Jolly Roger flag. Instead of?ÿthe traditional white on black,?ÿMoody's Jolly Roger is gold on red.?ÿIn addition it also has an hourglass?ÿwith wings, to express to his victims?ÿthat their time to live was flying away.?ÿIn the middle is a white arm holding?ÿa dagger.In addition, blood-red pennants?ÿwere often tied to the ship's mainmast?ÿto show deadly intent.?ÿWhile the red Jolly Roger is distinctive,?ÿit is not unique. It is believed that the?ÿorigin of the red flag is likely that?ÿEnglish privateers flew the red jack by?ÿorder of the Admiralty in 1694. When?ÿthe War of Spanish Succession ended in?ÿ1714, many privateers turned to piracy?ÿand some retained the red flag, as?ÿred symbolized blood. No matter how?ÿmuch seamen dreaded the black pirate?ÿstandard, all prayed they never?ÿencountered the "Bloody Red".?ÿThis red flag boldly declared the?ÿpirates' intentions: that no life?ÿwould be spared. Captain Jack's

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