Captain Kidd

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    Captain Kidd

    The Hunt for the Truth

    Craig Cabell; Graham A Thomas; Allan Richards

    Pen & Sword 2010

    Hardback 176pp Illustrated

    9781844159611   Product Code: 20444

    Although his name has become synonymous with piracy, Captain Kidd claimed to the last to be acting legally. Treading the blurred line between privateer and pirate, Kidd carried legitimate letters of marque from King William III but, increasingly antagonizing the Royal Navy, he was eventually arrested, tried and hanged for piracy in 1701. This appraisal of his career attempts to sort the facts from the myths and decide whether Kidd was unjustly smeared or deserving of his villainous reputation.

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