Captain william kidd by cindy vallar william kidd served aboard a twenty-gun brig that anchored in the leeward islands of st kitts in 1689 his shipmates were mostly french and english--a touchy situation since the two countries were at war. Mary read was an english pirate who sailed with most of the little that is known about mary read comes from captain biography of mary read. The most unfortunate pirate this famous scottish pirate had a very unlucky career from a great privateer he became an infamous pirate many historians today do not even consider captain william kidd a pirate. Captain kidd in new york harbor library of congress this romanticized view of pirate life is what drove many young sailors to become pirates many pirates were former sailors in the royal navy during the war of the spanish succession (or queen anne’s war, 1701-1713. Captain william kidd (c 22 january 1645 – 23 may 1701) was a scottish sailor who was trialed and executed for piracy after returning from a voyage to the indian ocean some modern historians deem his piratical reputation unjust, as there is evidence that kidd acted only as a privateer. When the crew expelled the captain (pirate ships, unlike royal navy ships, were democratically run, with the captain being elected and with written agreements about how loot was to be divided), kidd was elected by the crew to lead them, and sailed the ship to the nearby british island of nevis.
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Captain kidd buries part of the treasure of the quedah merchant painting by howard pyle upon hearing of the devastating news that they had been declared pirates, kidd's crew wanted to scuttle the quedah. Kidd and other members of the crew had mutinied, ousted the captain of the ship, and sailed to the english colony of nevis there they renamed the ship the blessed william kidd became captain, either the result of an election of the ship's crew or appointment by christopher codrington, governor of the island of nevis. Before he had even left london however, kidd ran into trouble with a naval vessel he failed to salute, whose captain punished him by pressing many of his crew members into service short-handed, he picked up more crew members in new york but many are thought to have been pirates themselves.
Biography captain william kidd was either one of the most notorious pirates in history he was a member of a french-english pirate. Kidd first enters the record as a seaman when, at the end of the 1680s, he was elected as captain by the mutinous crew of a privateer (a ship carrying out what amounts to piracy against one side in a conflict, under licence from the other. Captain william kidd is everyone's idea of the ‘swashbuckling’ pirate captain kidd was hanged at execution dock at wapping on the river thames.
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