Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Captain Kidd

Harrrrrr Mateys

Today be Wednesday Harrrr. Ye mateys know what that means. Another day of Cap'n Maverick the Pirate's School of Piracy Harrrrrr.

Today's lesson be on William Kidd or known by many as Captain Kidd Harrrr. Captain Kidd even had his own song, The Ballad of Captain Kidd, Harrr. Captain Kidd was born in Scotland in 1645 Harrrrr. He was first a Merchant and a licensed Privateer Harrrrr. That mean he be a legal pirate first.

This be a picture of his privateering license Harrrrr. This license gave Captain Kidd the right to attack any French Merchants Harrrr. A little later Captain Kidd stole a ship and named it Blessed William Harrrr. Then the crew abandoned him to turn to piracy Harrrr.

In 1695 Captain Kidd was talked in to a shady deal from Richard Earl of Bellomont Harrrr. Captain Kidd was to command a 34 gunship Harrrr. He was also given a letter of Marque to attack Pirates and French East India Company Harrrr.

Kidd insulted two Royal navy ships on his way to New York Harrrr. Kidd Refused to lower his flag and had his Crew show their back sides to the Royal Navy as they passed by Harrrrr. His ship was boarded and they took most of Kidds best Crew men Harrrrr.

Running out of luck, Kidd lands on a pirate island at Madagascar and turns to piracy Harrrr. He lost all hope of pardon Harrrr. Thar be a warrant out for his arrest Harrrr. Kidd moved all of his loot and buried some of it Harrrr.

Bellomont misled Kidd and told him he would be pardoned Harrrr. When Kidd came to his office he was quickly arrested Harrrr. After a year in prison and some quick trials Harrr, he was accused of murder and piracy Harrrr. He was hung in a cage, tarred bound with chains and irons Harrrr. He be hung out to dry for several years at Tilbury Point Harrrr on the River Thames. That was to warn any sailor that turned pirate that this could happen Harrrr. Not a very happy ending there mateys Harrr.

If ye mateys want to learn more about Captain Kidd's adventures or more of his story or to hear his Ballad, go to this site Harrrr.

Cap'n Maverick the Pirate


Teddy Westlife said...

Did anyone ever find the loot? We could buy a lot of ham with that!

Thank for the pirate lesson Cap'n Maverick.

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Nice history lesson!!! Now we wonder if today he is "Blessed Willima"?

Woos, the OP Pack

Kathryn and Ari said...

Harr, Mav-
We LOVE pirate lesson days. Thanks for the Kidd biopic--very cool.

Hey, we've been a little delinquent about blogging and just now got your tag. We promise we'll post our photo later this week.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cap'n Maverick, sir! Thanks for tagging me - that was a fun game! Wow, Captain Kidd sure didn't have a very happy ending, and neither did Blackbeard. I guess being a pirate is harder than I thought. Before going to pirate school, the only pirate I knew about was Johnny Depp - he's my mom's favorite.

See ya!

Bae Bae said...

That's a pawsome adventure. Too bad it's not a happy ending

~ Bae

the magic sleigh said...

Wooo, that was an interesting pirate lesson, Dad won't let me put a pitate flag on my boat, he says we are not pirates... bummer.
that was a lot of schooling, time for a nap
Kira, The Florida Siberian

Jack & Moo said...

Thanks for another pirate lesson. Cap'n Mav. Me thinks perhaps its the pirate in me that loves to dig and dig - we be looking fur buried treasure!

Woos & harrrr-oooos
Star & Black Jack a-roo

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Whoa! That's a scary story. I thought being a pirate was all fun and games and just taking treats as your booty, but it is more dangerous than I thought.