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Captian Kidd

The notorious Scottish Pirate Captain Kidd who was tried and executed of piracy after returning from a voyage to the Indian Ocean 1701. Captain Kidd was hanged in a public execution on the 23 May 1701 at Execution Dock Wapping London. Captain Kidd body was gibbeted over the River Thames at Tibury Point as a warning to any future would be pirates for three years. Captain Kidd name roles on and is the name of a pub in Wapping East London near where he was Executed.

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Sir Walter Ralegh

A Portrait of Sir Walter Ralegh with his eight year old son.

Sir Walter Ralegh was born in Devon England in 1554. He was the most famous explorer of Elizabeth 1’s reign, and famous for bring back potato and the addictive tobacco. In 1618 in King James 1st reign Walter Ralegh was charged with treason and executed outside the Palace of Westminster.

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