Join Date: Jan 2007
Good points, M.
Still mulling this over.
Have you a spade? (!)
If you Do, I can think of one method to narrow this down a bit. :-)
(18" tall would mean likely not a pirate....)
I can think of a good few English engravings, were we see deaths head or the grim reaper, but how this ties in I see not.
Another loose thought, is how certain British regiments used the skull & crossbones, but can't see how this would tie in.
To me, the plague and "unknown" still seems a good bet.