While Morgan and his men were laying siege to Panamá , the simmering hostilities between the two nations resulted in vicious political infighting that rivaled the military battles in intensity. Earle recounts the five violent years leading up to the raid, then delivers a detailed account of Morgan's march across enemy territory, as his soldiers contended with hunger, tropical diseases, and possible ambushes from locals. Second, he does not give sufficient emphasis to Spain's changing position in the larger European balance of power since the 1640s. The Book Is Bound In Light Red Paper Over One Quarter Black Cloth With Gilt Stamped Lettering On The Spine. Also, one of Earle's most interesting historical sources used, the accounts by the surgeon and buccaneer Alexander Exquemelin, are, in Earle's own analysis, inaccurate and suspect; but often he was the only source available.
Morgan's raid was the last in a series of brutal attacks on Spanish possesions in the Caribbean, all sanctioned by the British crown. This was a random book pickup, and while it wasn't something I couldn't put down, it was pretty interesting. The mutual hatreds and resentments of Spanish Catholic settlers and the Protestant privateers is well explained and pertinent up to today - giving perspective to resentment in Latin America against Britain that has lasted up to the 20th Century and the Falkland Islands war. Although Mansfield's commission was to attack Dutch possessions and England was formally at peace with Spain, the Jamaica-based privateers were not troubled by such trivia. Second is the nearly insoluble task facing the Spanish defenders throughout the region. Morgan's raid was the last in a series of brutal attacks on Spanish possesions in the Caribbean, all sanctioned by the British crown.
But overall this book was slow and boring. In The Sack of Panamá , Peter Earle masterfully retells this classic story, combining thorough research with an emphasis on the battles that made Morgan a pirate legend. Sir Thomas Modyford, the English governor of Jamaica, had his own strategic dilemma. Martin's Press Pub date 2007 Subjects Morgan, Henry, Sir, 1635? While Morgan and his men were laying siege to Panamá , the simmering hostilities between the two nations resulted in vicious political infighting that rivaled the military battles in intensity. Earle's work is an enjoyable and important contribution to the maritime history of the 17th century.
Earle effectively describes the Spanish strategic problem. Peter Earle's The Sack of Panamá describes the series of English attacks on Spanish possessions during the 1660s, which culminated in Henry Morgan's capture of one of the most vital cities in the silver trade. The payout amounted to £150 per privateer, a massive sum for the time. The book covers not only the scandalous events in the Colonial West Indies, but also the alarmed reacions of diplomats and statesmen in Madrid and London. With hundreds of islands, towns, and trade routes to protect and only a handful of trained soldiers, ships, and funds to protect them with, even the most important locations were painfully and obviously vulnerable to attack.
Your purchase benefits world literacy! We provide a 100% money back guarantee and are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest standards of service in the bookselling industry. Although English possessions in the Caribbean were less extensive, the government in London had as little or less interest in spending significant amounts of money for their defense than the Spanish did. Shows some signs of wear but in good overall condition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Virtually all the important Spanish possessions were poorly defended, making it difficult to determine where Morgan's men would strike.
We aim to provide a vast range of textbooks, rare and collectible books at a great price. Captain Henry Morgan's capture of the city of Panamá in 1671 is seen as one of the most audacious military operations in history. The story opens with the privateers' seizure of Santa Catalina island, off the coast of the isthmus, and its quick recapture by the Spaniards--on the initiative of Don Juan Perez de Guzman, Governor of Panama and the official responsible for seeing that the silver of Peru is transported safely across the isthmus, on its way to Spain. The Panamá campaign highlights the diminishing financial returns as such military operations increase in scale. The third notable feature of the campaign was its amphibious nature. Very Good in a Good dust jacket.
The story begins in 1666 with the capture and subsequent loss of the island of Santa Catalina, off the Nicaraguan Coast by a fleet of English privateers under Captain Edward Mansfield. The Jacket Has Minor Wear And Two Short Tears. Weeks or months to get information around the empire, even to neighboring cities. We aim to provide a vast range of textbooks, rare and collectible books at a great price. During the next two years, the Spanish made fruitless attempts to defend their possessions from further destruction, including issuing privateering commissions of their own. Four aspects of it stand out: First is the unprecedented size of the operation. By focusing on a handful of related campaigns and integrating the English and Spanish perspectives, he demonstrates the tenuous nature of European colonialism in its early phases and the ineffective nature of diplomacy in the early modern Atlantic World.
The amount of discussion of the expense of everything so maybe we won't do Thing X was certainly familiar. Spain's colonial possessions were once again in grave danger. He is the author of more than a dozen books on English social and maritime history, including two on different aspects of piracy: Corsairs of Malta and Barbary and The Pirate Wars. Interesting premises, piracy in the West Indies has a long, interesting, and unsuspected history. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. We are a world class secondhand bookstore based in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom and specialize in high quality textbooks across an enormous variety of subjects. That will not detach from its informative and entertainment value for the average reader, however.
During the sixteenth century, Spain was the first Western nation to create a truly global empire. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. Captain Henry Morgan's capture of the city of Panamá in 1671 is seen as one of the most audacious military operations in history. Ultimately, Bracamonte was forced to accept Morgan's ransom terms. Spanish settlements were really more like isolated.