The explorer William Kidd died at the age of 56. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Scottish explorer who was executed on charges of piracy by the English Parliament in 1701. However, the accounts of his actions as a pirate contained more fiction than fact.
The first records of his existence date back to 1689, when he was a member of a pirate crew who sailed the Caribbean.
The remains of the Quedagh Merchant, the ship he abandoned, were discovered in 2007 and displayed at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in 2011.
How did William Kidd die?
The pirate William Kidd was executed in London on 23 May 1701. Captain Kidd, executed for piracy in 1701.
"I have been sworn against by perjured and wicked people."William Kidd
"I desire to put off my trial as long as I can till I can get my evidence ready."William Kidd
"I would rather my soul broil in hell than I do you any harm."William Kidd
"My lord, I will tell you what the case was. I was coming up within a league of the Dutchman, and some of my men were making a mutiny about taking her, and my gunner told the people he could put the captain in a way to take the ship, and be safe."William Kidd
"This ship was a league from us, and some of the men would have taken her, and I would not consent to it, and this Moore said I always hindered them making their fortunes. Was that not the reason I struck him? Was there a mutiny on board?"William Kidd