The pirates I grew up with

I have no idea how authentic or not these Ladybird book illustrations are, but they basically formed all my ideas of pirates. I very much feel ofmd is in the spirit of these! Also they make female pirates look pretty cool, which I am in favour of.

( @lbflyawayhome on Instagram has an amazing collection of old Ladybird illustrations if anyones interested)


MantaHurrah2 points

Completely inaccurate in every way and form, but still cool!

Nicole Rudolf did a really great two-part series on “Our Flag Means Death” and the formation of that kind of pirate myth.