Quotes by William Kidd

About William Kidd:

Captain William Kidd is evidence that Kidd acted only as a privateer. Kidd's fame springs largely from the sensational circumstances of his questioning before the English Parliament and the ensuing. His actual depredations on the high seas, whether piratical or not, were both less destructive and less lucrative than those of many other contemporary pirates and privateers.

Author Bio

  • NameWilliam Kidd
  • DescriptionScottish sailor who was tried and executed for piracy after returning from a voyage to the Indian Ocean
  • AliasesCaptain Kidd
  • Born1645
  • DiedMay 23, 1701
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionSailor