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The Last Buccaneers In the South Sea 1686-1695 By Peter T. Bradley
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An account of buccaneers who arrived in the South Sea from the east coast of North America, the coast of Africa and the Straits of Magellan. Their exploits stretched from the coasts of Chile, to the... More > Galapagos Islands and the coasts of Peru, and as far north as the shores of New Spain (Mexico) and Baja California. The text comprises a new diary in English composed from the original French journal, in part written by Massertie, and draws on Spanish documents written in Mexico and Peru. Altogether they describe remarkable feats of navigation and endurance under the leadership of a Dutch captain referred to as Franco in Spanish texts and elsewhere as Franz Rools or Rolle. The French journal relates their hardships and daring combats and the brutal methods sometimes used to achieve their aims of personal riches. But on reaching 28°N in the Gulf of California they recognized that their maps were not correct in displaying Baja California as an island, more than a decade before the discovery by Eusebio Kino.< Less
The Last Buccaneers in the South Sea 1686-95 By Peter T. Bradley
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In 1686, a small group of mainly French buccaneers left the Caribbean for the South Sea. Instead of crossing the Isthmus of Panama, they loaded supplies on the east coast of North America, crossed... More > the Atlantic Ocean to Africa, and then headed for the Straits of Magellan. Until 1695, their exploits ranged from the Juan Fernandez Islands and the coasts of Chile in the south, to the shores of the Viceroyalty of Peru and the Galapagos Islands, and finally reached the northern limits of Spanish viceregal administration along the coasts of New Spain (Mexico), and also Baja California.< Less
Pirates On the Coasts of Peru, 1598-1701 By Peter T. Bradley
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A study of the aims and imagined rewards of seamen sailing from northern Europe and the West Indies to the west coast of South America in the 17th century, especially between the Straits of Magellan... More > and the Isthmus of Panama. Their personal objectives were self-enrichment, after the arrival in Europe of breathtaking treasures in gold, silver and jewels looted by Spanish conquistadors from indigenous peoples. But their actions were embittered by decades of fierce animosity towards Spain arising from opposition to her Catholic beliefs, and from the quest for political independence for example in the Low Countries from 1568 to 1648. They range from buccaneers - some of the most ferocious, heartless and brutal men of their age, murdering and taking hostages like 21st-c. terrorists, to others keen to explore new commercial horizons for European trade, or in the case of the Dutch even to challenge Spanish political jurisdiction and occupy lands through armed alliances with local peoples.< Less
Spain and the Defence of Peru, 1579-1700: Royal Reluctance and Colonial Self-Reliance By Peter T. Bradley
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A study of how the coast and commerce of the Viceroyalty of Peru, from Chile to Ecuador, was defended against foreign intruders from the time of Francis Drake (1579) to the early 18th-c. The Armada... More > del Mar del Sur carried silver to Panama, but also patrolled coastlines, offered protection to ports, and challenged interlopers. The dimensions, traits and guns of its vessels are studied, and its reliance on local expertise, manpower, and private investment in place of support from the Spanish crown. On land the book studies the construction and arming of fortifications at Callao, Guayaquil, Trujillo, and Valdivia, private initiatives at Arica, Pisco and Paita, the creation of the paid Callao presidio, and the formation and training of local militias in Lima. These processes are set against royal refusals to tolerate lower silver shipments from Peru to Spain caused by higher defence costs, and the strengthening of a local, Peruvian identity through military self-reliance in defence of local and royal interests.< Less
Spain and the Defence of Peru, 1579-1700 By Peter T. Bradley
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A study of how the coast and commerce of the Viceroyalty of Peru, from Chile to Ecuador, was defended against foreign intruders from the time of Francis Drake (1579) to the early 18th-c. The Armada... More > del Mar del Sur carried silver to Panama, but also patrolled coastlines, offered protection to ports, and challenged interlopers. The dimensions, traits and guns of its vessels are studied, and its reliance on local expertise, manpower, and private investment in place of support from the Spanish crown. On land the book studies the construction and arming of fortifications at Callao, Guayaquil, Trujillo, and Valdivia, private initiatives at Arica, Pisco and Paita, the creation of the paid Callao presidio, and the formation and training of local militias in Lima. These processes are set against royal refusals to tolerate lower silver shipments from Peru to Spain caused by higher defence costs, and the strengthening of a local, Peruvian identity through military self-reliance in defence of local and royal interests.< Less
Pirates on the Coasts of Peru, 1598-1701 By Peter T. Bradley
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A study of the aims and imagined rewards of seamen sailing from northern Europe and the West Indies to the west coast of South America in the 17th century, especially between the Straits of Magellan... More > and the Isthmus of Panama. Their personal objectives were self-enrichment, after the arrival in Europe of breathtaking treasures in gold, silver and jewels looted by Spanish conquistadors from indigenous peoples. But their actions were embittered by decades of fierce animosity towards Spain arising from opposition to her Catholic beliefs, and from the quest for political independence for example in the Low Countries from 1568 to 1648. They range from buccaneers - some of the most ferocious, heartless and brutal men of their age, murdering and taking hostages like 21st-c. terrorists, to others keen to explore new commercial horizons for European trade, or in the case of the Dutch even to challenge Spanish political jurisdiction and occupy lands through armed alliances with local peoples.< Less
Spain and the Defence of Peru, 1579-1700 By Peter T. Bradley
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A study of how the coast and commerce of the Viceroyalty of Peru, from Chile to Ecuador, was defended against foreign intruders from the time of Francis Drake (1579) to the early 18th-c. The Armada... More > del Mar del Sur carried silver to Panama, but also patrolled coastlines, offered protection to ports, and challenged interlopers. The dimensions, traits and guns of its vessels are studied, and its reliance on local expertise, manpower, and private investment in place of support from the Spanish crown. On land the book studies the construction and arming of fortifications at Callao, Guayaquil, Trujillo, and Valdivia, private initiatives at Arica, Pisco and Paita, the creation of the paid Callao presidio, and the formation and training of local militias in Lima. These processes are set against royal refusals to tolerate lower silver shipments from Peru to Spain caused by higher defence costs, and the strengthening of a local, Peruvian identity through military self-reliance in defence of local and royal interests.< Less
Pirates on the Coasts of Peru, 1598-1701 By Peter T. Bradley
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A study of the aims and imagined rewards of seamen sailing from northern Europe and the West Indies to the west coast of South America in the 17th century, especially between the Straits of Magellan... More > and the Isthmus of Panama. Their personal objectives were self-enrichment, after the arrival in Europe of breathtaking treasures in gold, silver and jewels looted by Spanish conquistadors from indigenous peoples. But their actions were embittered by decades of fierce animosity towards Spain arising from opposition to her Catholic beliefs, and from the quest for political independence for example in the Low Countries from 1568 to 1648. They range from buccaneers - some of the most ferocious, heartless and brutal men of their age, murdering and taking hostages like 21st-c. terrorists, to others keen to explore new commercial horizons for European trade, or in the case of the Dutch even to challenge Spanish political jurisdiction and occupy lands through armed alliances with local peoples.< Less