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Captain William Kidd and Others of the Buccaneers - Sandycroft Publishing
Few periods in history have become so intertwined with legend as the era of the buccaneers—or “pirates” as they later became known. Originally privateers commissioned by the French, and later by the English and Dutch crowns, to hunt Spanish ships in the Caribbean Sea during the 17th century, the innate lawlessness of the profession inevitably spiraled out of control.