Has a natural harbour in the south with large reefs

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Has a natural harbour in the south with large reefsThis is good for small vessels that pirates would have, not the Spanish Galley. oLarge expeditions against La Tortuga but the citizens always get away and thrive-Jean le VasseuroFrench governor of the west indies sends Jean to take La Tortuga backoLa Tortuga is a haven for all types of fugitives that all hate the Spanish-Buccaneers = Brethren of the CoastoWorked in 6-8-man crewsoReputation for ferocityoStealth, surprise and hit/run
Would creep up on ships in the middle of the night, take out the helmsmenThey were cruel, tortured and didn’t show mercy to anyone who resisted themoTortugans begin to identify themselves as the Brethren of the coast. They were all different nations, but it didn’t matter, they developed a fraternity.oThey become a major threat to New Spain and in turn the Spanish EmpireoBy 1660s Tortuga is a large scale of operation. This is beyond the line, as a result the English (Jamaica and Barbados) , French (Tortuga) and Dutch (Acroco) governors decide that no matter what the political situation at home is, Spain willalways be their enemies in the New WorldFrançois L’Ollonnais / Jean-David Nau, 1635-1669-Most cruel and inhumane buccaneer-Used Tortuga as a base and led many raids against the Spanish-Regularly tortured locals for informationoCut out the heart of one prisoner and force fed it to another-Most people were feared by him-Most successful raids were in 1667, 8 ships and 600 crewoAttacks and plunders cities in Venezuela and oCaptures a treasure ship with gemstones and moreoEventually cut down in 1669Jamaica in England-Governors call them private seafarers of Jamaica oProtecting their overseas properties and interest in Jamaica against the Spanish-Henry Morgan 1635-1688oJamaica = private BabylonoTakes Gibraltar and Portobello and other cities including one that Francois tookoMost successful and one of the most ruthless buccaneers of all timeoUsed priest as human shields in the attack of Portobello Portobello, 1668Sack of Panama, 1670-71August = 35 ships and 2000 English and French buccaneers from Tortuga and Hispaniola. They capture panama (one of the richest cities)oThey plunder, steal, tortured and burn the cityDid this during peace time and is sent home to face charges, English is forced to do this by Spanish ambassador or risk another war
He is locked up in the tower of LondonoNot for long, as relationships between England and Spain deteriorate oThey release him and pardon him, he is then knighted and in 1675 is made Deputy governor of Jamaica One of his main responsibilities is to curb the English buccaneers in England. They don’t want to risk war with Spain, so they have to get rid of those that wont listen.

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