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Pirates and Corsairs English

England and Piracy: 200 years attacking Spanish ships and colonies

War of attrition against Spain

Isabel i gave full support to the British Corsairs

The rivalry of Elizabeth I of England to Philip II of Spain, fostered the emergence of English privateers.

These privateers while enriching the Queen weakened to Spain.

Thanks to the English Corsairs, Elizabeth I, not only enriched, could also create an army, to face the Spaniards.

These corsairs were the basis for future naval power.


It also served to help the revolt of the Netherlands against Spain.

England became his Pirates Corsairs to avoid dealing directly to Spain

Elizabeth I encouraged the Corsairs

John Hawkins (1532-1595)

Admiral and Corsair

It was initially dedicated to the lucrative slave trade, bought them in Africa and sold mainly in the Caribbean utilazando force if it was necessary to convince potential buyers.

Beside him his nephew Drake sailed. An important event of his life occurred in Veracruz (Mexico). When they thought they were going to do the business of his life blackmailing bombarding the population but their demands were accepted, both were cornered by the arrival of a Spanish fleet under new Viceroy. At night they were attacked by the Spaniards. He lost the largest ship of England, owned by the very Queen Elizabeth I, the Jesus of Lubeck, who fell to the Spaniards. The boat Hawkins was burned and had trouble turning it off. Also his other two boats sank the Angel and Swallow.

When I seek help Drake's ship "Judith" saw that this had already fled and was not in port. Cornered fled with his boat and another boat that was captured shortly after. He left more than 100 of his men on the coast, most were soon captured. And he left England without the fleet that had provided the queen and his London investors four years earlier.

John Hawkins

He improved the English warships

He promoted the improvement of the English fleet, building ships faster and more manageable. He armed his ships with cannons firing broader. Participating in the battle against the Spanish attempt to invade the island of England. Great call by the Spanish Armada or call Armada by the English.

After the disaster of the Great Armada Spanish, I wanted to take what he considered the moment of weakness of the Spanish fleet attacking Canaries and several cities in the Caribbean, being defeated and died in 1595 in one of those attacks.

Francis Drake (1540-1596)

Corsair and Navigator

From a young age he sailed with John Hawkins, making trips from Europe to Africa and America, especially in shipments of the slave trade and smuggling.

After years of practicing piracy and the slave trade was able to meet with Queen Elizabeth I of England who contributed the most modern and big ships from England and privateer happened to be at your service.

With the help of a Portuguese pilot captured in Africa, managed to reach the Pacific, and raid the Spanish colonies. It caught by surprise the galleon Gold, almost without firing a shot, getting a fabulous treasure. In their flight, failing to find a route back from North America, was forced to go around the world.

He participated in the battle against the Great Armada Spanish who tried to conquer England.

Thomas Cavendish (1555-1592)

He imitated the exploits of Drake

He toured Argentina and crossed the Straits of Magellan reaching the Pacific.

But he had no luck Drake and the Spanish Viceroyalty of Chile, could stand up, not getting great results.

He followed the route and Drake circumnavigated the globe, getting important booties in Peru, Mexico and the Philippines.

Walter Raleigh (1554-1618)

He set up a colony in Virginia

He made expeditions to the Orinoco and the Guiana. He attacked Spanish populations, and was persecuted for it.

He participated in the battle against the Spanish Armada and wrote a History of the World, highly valued in that era.

For the Spanish pressures, was taken prisoner. Previously he had been, he was accused of treason and of being part of a conspiracy. Was executed

Henry Morgan (1635-1688)

He seized Portobello and Panama

While the first English privateers had a certain morality. This pirate did not stand out precisely for their human values. Although the service of the Governor of Jamaica, using any method to achieve their goals.

Belonging to a family of great military, his uncles had high positions in the English army. He had great knowledge of military strategy and learned to use them.

Individual unscrupulously used even women, priests and nuns to build the scales and to assault the Spanish fortifications of the Caribbean.

With a fleet of ten ships and 500 men attacked Cuba getting huge profits. Encouraged by the result decided to attack Portobelo. Assault city by surprise, not hesitating to use as a human shield to the population of the city, until it surrendered to avoid injure theirs. Within the city after plunder, he devoted himself to torture their citizens to discover the places where concealed valuables.

Knowing that the Pacific colonies were not well defended, Filibusteros gathered around the Caribbean and a fleet of 36 ships and 2,000 men crossed the Isthmus of Panama. Despite the difficulties in crossing the jungle where they encountered the hostility of the Indians, he managed to reach almost starving and stormed the city of Panama. The long muskets of filibusters gave advantage for their greater range and precision shooting. The 500 soldiers of the garrison could do little. He turned back into the jungle, but this time with 600 prisoners bringing the booty, most of whom perished for their brutality.

As usual, before such riches King of England Charles II rewarded him by appointing him knight and deputy governor of Jamaica. Spending the last years of his life chasing pirates, but preferably by French and Dutch.

Jack Rackham (1680 - 1720)

Pirata conocido como Calicó Jack

He became famous for his clothes and take him to a female pirate Anne Bonny. Love her, stole a boat in the harbor, and turned to piracy. She disguised as a man accompanied him on all expeditions, earning the respect of the crew and fighting with them.

In an approach to a Dutch ship, he found a young English, who enlisted with them. Anne discovered she was a woman Mary Read. They became famous as female pirates.

PIRATES AND ENGLAND CORSARIOS: War of attrition against Spain, John Hawkins, Admiral and privateer Improved English ships, Francis Drake, Thomas Cavendish, Walter Raleigh, Henry Morgan, Jack Rackham

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