When:
Monday, Dec 05, 2022 6:00p -
7:00p

Where:
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boyleston St
Boston, MA 02215

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Admission:
$10

Categories:
History, Lectures & Conferences, Virtual

Event website:
https://www.masshist.org/events/pirates-wife-remarkable-true-story-sarah-kidd

This is a hybrid event. In person, $10 per person fee, no charge for MHS Members, EBT Cardholders, or virtual guests. The in-person reception starts at 5:30 and the program will begin at 6:00.


Captain Kidd was one of the most notorious pirates to ever prowl the seas. But few know that Kidd had an accomplice, a behind-the-scenes player who enabled his plundering and helped him outpace his enemies. Operating within the strictures of polite society in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century New York, his wife, Sarah Kidd, secretly aided and abetted her husband, fighting alongside him against his accusers. More remarkable still was that Sarah not only survived the tragedy wrought by her infamous husband’s deeds, but went on to live a successful and productive life as one of New York’s most prominent citizens. Marshaling in newly discovered primary-source documents from archives in London, New York and Boston, historian and journalist Daphne Palmer Geanacopoulos uncovers a rare example of the kind of life that pirate wives lived during the Golden Age of Piracy.

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