Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

British people, was Captain Kidd set up for hanging?

1 Answer

  • 1 month ago

    He never denied murdering a crewman which was a capital offence under English law so he might have been hanged anyway but his fate was decided by the fact that his wealthy and powerful supporters deserted him when they could have used their influence to save his life.

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