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BATTLE OF MACTAN
POINT OF VIEW OF THE SPANIARDSDATEEVENTAPRIL 26,1521Zula sent to Magellan one of his sons with two goat as a present.Magellan set out from Cebu to Mactan at midnight with around 60 men in corselets and helmets along with some chief men.APRIL 27,1521Magellan sent a message to the natives… to the effect that if they would obey the king of Spain, recognize the Christian king as their sovereign, and pay us our tribute, he would be their friend; but if they wish otherwise, they would wait to see our lances wounded.Natives replied that if we had our lances they had lances of bamboo and stakes hardened with fire.
They faced a fierce army formed in three divisions to the number of more than 1,500 persons.Magellan divided his follower into two bands. The Musketeers and Crossbowmen.Magellan was shot through the right leg with a poisoned arrow and knocked his helmet off his head twice.A native suddenly rushed down toward him having a cane lance. He thrust into his face.

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