Treasure map on parchment he was once an excellent sailor and a successful businessman, but he was ordered to fight because of an opportunity.
He could have been successful, but driven by fate, he changed from a pirate to a real pirate.
William Kidd, the most eye-catching pirate captain in English history, what set him on a dangerous but exciting path? Where are the treasures of the Mughal empire he plundered? What is the mystery behind the parchments left in the world? In 1699, William Kidd, who had been wandering at sea for three years, was tired of the life of pirates.
Although he had hundreds of millions of treasures and was famous among American pirates, this was not what he wanted.
He wanted to live a stable life and miss his wife in Manhattan, and now he’s had enough.
At the port of Boston, Kidd wrote a letter to the then employer D, the Irish aristocrat Lord belomont, hoping that the LORD would forgive his past and give him and the sailors an amnesty.
For this reason, he also promised Lord belomont a benefit of £ 400000.
Lord grant Kidd’s request.
But as soon as Kidd and the sailors set foot on land, they were immediately arrested.
The cunning Lord belomont betrayed them.
On February 16, 1700, Kidd was taken back to London as a felon of the king of Great Britain.
A year later, Kidd, 56, was hanged for piracy and murder.
Kidd tried all kinds of ways.
He asked to see Lord belomont, but they were all rejected.
He let his wife get through again, but in vain.
Kidd was desperate.
At the last moment, he asked the government to see his wife for the last time.
During the meeting, he slipped his wife a piece of parchment and whispered something.
On May 23, 1701, Kidd and seven others were taken to the gallows.
When the noose was put around Kidd’s neck, he suddenly shouted that he was wronged.
At the same time, he proposed to the judge that he was willing to hand over all the property hijacked, including the treasures of the Mughal Empire, just for his life.
The judge dismissed Kidd’s request.
In order to give color to other pirates, Kidd’s body was tarred and firmly tied to a post by the Thames River.
The meat rotted quickly.
With the pecking of Shanghai gulls, Kidd became a skeleton in a short time. 2. Why is William Kidd so hated by the British government? What about the treasures of the Mughal Empire? What secrets are revealed on the parchment written to his wife? Kidd was born in the Scottish port city of Greenock in 1645.
In his youth, he was an excellent sailor.
When the war broke out between Britain and France in 1689, Kidd, who had been in business, saw that the country was in trouble and resolutely enlisted.
After the war, he married a rich widow and the family lived peacefully in Manhattan.
In 1695, on a business trip, he met the new governor of New York, Lord D.
belomont, and Kidd’s life changed.
At that time, the rampant piracy made the Royal Navy a headache.
To this end, Lord belomont suggested that the nobles should invest in the operation of armed civil transport ships and recapture the robbed property while fighting back against the pirate ships.
Lord belomont took a fancy to the capable Kidd and urged him to be captain.
Unable to withstand belomont’s lobbying, Kidd expressed his willingness to serve the authorities.
In December 1696, Kidd, with 150 sailors, boarded the “adventure” and set out in a mighty manner.
The pirates were ill for nine months, and they didn’t even see the ship die.
Everyone is complaining that it’s hard work.
There was not much supply on board, and Kidd was worried.
He knew that the whole team would collapse if it went on like this.
In order to stabilize the morale of the army, he adopted the suggestion of a sailor and sailed the ship to the Red Sea.
In 1697, Kidd did something he regretted all his life.
He asked his men to hang a red pirate flag on the top of the mast, attacked a fleet of Islamic pilgrims from muka, and finally robbed a trading ship from Aden.
In this way, the adventure, which was supposed to attack pirates, became a real pirate ship.
Soon, in an operation, they mistakenly attacked the fleet of the British East India Company, which was escorted by the Royal Navy.
The British government was so angry at the news that after reprimanding Lord belomont, it announced that Captain Kidd would no longer be protected by law.
Knowing that he was abandoned by the government, Kidd was sad and helpless and had to embark on the road of piracy.
On January 30, 1698, Kidd led his men to attack a fleet between the coast of Madagascar and Malaba.
When they boarded the warship in a murderous manner, they were stunned by the glittering gold bars, beautiful pearls and rubies, and exotic jewelry.
After inquiry, Kidd learned that the owner of the treasure was Prince D olangzeb, ruler of the Mughal Empire of India, and the value of the items on board was no less than one billion marks.
During the reign of Prince olangzeb in the Mughal Empire, he carried out military expansion to South India, and the dynasty territory almost covered the whole South Asian subcontinent.
All the treasures on the ship were plundered by him from all over the world.
He didn’t want to let a pirate take the lead.
Prince olanzeb became angry and threatened to retaliate against the British government.
This brought great pressure to the authorities, so Kidd took advantage of his trust in Lord belomont and seduced him without hesitation.
As the treasures of the Mughal Empire were unknown, Kidd’s every move before his death was closely monitored by the government.
The parchment he gave his wife was confiscated on the spot.
After opening it, only four groups of numbers were written on it: 44-10-66-18. 3. Mysterious parchment.
What’s the special meaning of these numbers? The government immediately found a password expert to crack it.
The result came out soon, which implied 44 degrees and 10 minutes west longitude and 66 degrees and 18 minutes north latitude.
According to this coordinate, the British government found an island called Gardiner not far from New York.
After investigation, Kidd did stay on the island before his arrest.
Before leaving, he also visited John Gardiner, the owner of the island, and gave him a box of 52 pounds of gold and a small amount of silk and gemstones.
Gardiner said Kidd commissioned him to give 11 bags of gold and silver to Lord belomont in order to obtain an amnesty.
He also said he didn’t know BaoSoon after they went to sea, they were hit by a strong hurricane, which destroyed the foremast and cab, and more than a dozen people drifted in the storm off the coast of Great Britain for four days.
Fortunately, they finally met the supply ship of the English fleet.
Braun ray and the explorers were saved, but the hopeful treasure hunt ended again. 5. The life of William Kidd, the source of evil, is a page full of magnificent, vigorous and sad legends.
Once, he was a hot-blooded man with the supremacy of the country, but forced by the situation, he transformed into an abominable pirate captain.
From loyalty to evil, Kidd completed a helpless turn.
From angel to devil, he paid the price of his life for his fall.
Today, Captain Kidd’s anecdotes from a rich businessman to a pirate are still floating on the coast of Malaba, and the treasures of the Mughal Empire have attracted the attention of countless explorers.
Many pirates were captured or killed after burying treasures, which left unlimited opportunities for treasure hunters.
Their desire for wealth and pleasure made them forget the dangers ahead, set out again and again, and replaced the legendary journey with time and life.