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Mark Cartwright
by Unknown Artist
published on 23 August 2021

An 1837 illustration showing the fate of the Scottish privateer turned pirate Captain Kidd (c. 1645-1701). William Kidd was found guilty of piracy and hanged at Wapping Old Stairs, London in 1701. His body was then hung in chains to rot as a deterrent to other would-be pirates.

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Artist, U. (2021, August 23). Captain Kidd. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Artist, Unknown. "Captain Kidd." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 23, 2021.

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Artist, Unknown. "Captain Kidd." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Aug 2021. Web. 09 Feb 2023.