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POLL: Captain Kidd: Bloodthirsty or Just Unlucky?


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Sterling Moose Inactive Member writes:

He was a good lad, just had a difficult childhood.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
bloodthirsty
26
18%
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unlucky
61
43%
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no opinion
55
39%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

The April issue of Naval History magazine includes a report on the 2007 discovery of Captain Kidd's ship, the Cara Merchant. The author describes the famous pirate as "piracy's most sympathetic scalawag," and "more unlucky than bloodthirsty", yet he was a convicted murderer and pirate.

Do you think Captain Kidd was more bloodthirsty or mostly unlucky?