The Emanuel Wynne Flag, the origin of the Jolly Roger
Emanuel Wynne was a French pirate who plagued the early 1700s. A forerunner of the golden age of piracy, he is said to have been the first to hoist a pirate flag during an attack on HMS Poole near Cape Verde.
Thus were the appearance of his black flag with a white skull, two crossed shins and an hourglass. His intention was to signify the time remaining to the enemy ships if they did not surrender. A real attempt at intimidation.
This would be the origin of the famous Jolly Roger. Emmanuel Wynne would thus be the creator of the pirate flag still iconic today.
Details of Emanuel Wynne Pirate Flag
- Jolly Roger flag adapted for outside (boat, mat) or wall decoration
- Printing : HD silk-screening for rich and brilliant colors giving an exceptional rendering
- Solid seams resistant to wind and rain
- White reinforcing strip on left side for hanging or hoisting the flag
- 2 x Heavy duty metal grommets (brass)
- Composition: 100% Polyester material, light and resistant, allowing to fly easily and proudly in the wind
- Dimensions: 2×3 ft (60×90 cm) or 3×5 ft (90×150 cm)
- Washable at low temperature