William Kidd: A Pirate's Rep for Me


Captain Kidd in New York Harbor Jean Leon Gerome Ferris/public domain

William Kidd had settled down by 1695, but privateering was still in his blood. He struck up a plan to attack pirates plaguing English ships and enlisted investors to back his efforts. Eventually he was declared a pirate. But did he deserve the label?

Topics in this Podcast: pirates, biographies, British history, 18th century, 17th century