Treasure and Intrigue: The Legacy of Captain Kidd
Three hundred years ago, Captain William Kidd was hanged for piracy, but before he died he claimed to have hidden a vast fortune in the Indies. In the years since, maps to the fabled island have appeared and there have been many attempts to recover that treasure. This book examines Kidd's life against the backdrop of piracy in the Indian Ocean and concludes that there is much to justify his claim, and even more to his story - a life of piracy thrust upon him by noble backers, men who broke their own laws and then let him die for their crimes.
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Chapter 10 Treasure Island
Chapter 11 William Dampier Buccaneer
Chapter 12 Captain Charles Johnson
Chapter 13 The Long Voyage Home
Chapter 14 Testimonies and Letters
Chapter 15 Recovering the Treasure
Appendix I Articles of Agreement Signed at New York for the Voyage of the Adventure Galley
Appendix II Biographical Details of Kidds and Cullifords Crews
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