Editors. "Captain Kidd battles pirates". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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In 1696, Captain William Kidd settled in America and was hired by the British to fight pirates and take booty. However, he himself became a pirate. He was subsequently arrested, sent to England, and then hanged in 1701.