Hillary Davidson, co-curator of the new exhibition entitled "Pirates: The Captain Kidd Story," looks at a portrain of Captain Kidd, at the Museum of London Docklands, in east London, Thursday May 19, ... more 
Hillary Davidson, co-curator of the new exhibition entitled "Pirates: The Captain Kidd Story," looks at a portrain of Captain Kidd, at the Museum of London Docklands, in east London, Thursday May 19, 2011. Many know of Captain Kidd, the Scottish-born buccaneer who terrorized the Indian ocean and was hanged as a pirate at London's Execution Dock. Fewer know of his services to the British crown, his royal seal of approval, and the powerful, well-connected noblemen who Kidd believed double-crossed him. The new exhibit argues that Kidd's career wasn't as black-and-white as the skull-and-crossbones, and invites people to ask whether the 17th century adventurer was made a scapegoat for other men's schemes. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Lefteris Pitarakis
Thu, May 19, 2011 11:40 AM EDT