Captain Kidd, English pirate, 1690s

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Captain Kidd, English privateer executed for piracy, 1690s. Crew raising the Jolly Roger as their ship closes in on a merchantman. This was the cover to Look and Learn No 802 published 28 May 1977. It accompanied a short feature on the career of Captain Kidd who became a privateer, raiding enemy ships, and was then given the job of eradicating pirates before allegedly turning on British shipping. After a trial in1701 he was hung but never revealed the location of his alleged pirate hoard.

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