When the sun rose Magellan including his crew of 49 11 remained on the ship

When the sun rose magellan including his crew of 49

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When the sun rose, Magellan, including his crew of 49 (11 remained on the ship) witnessed how the natives were highly organized at warfare. The natives shot only at their legs, for the latter were bare; and so many were the spears and stones that they hurled at us, that we could offer no resistance. Native continued to retire from the shore always fighting up the knees in the water. One of them wounded him on the left leg with a large cutlass, which resembles a scimitar, only being larger. That caused the Ferdinand Magellan to fall face downward, when immediately they rushed upon him with iron and bamboo spears and with their cutlasses, until they killed it. The survivors fled with only men left to crew two ships, they burned the Concepcion and continued their search for the Spice Islands. They landed on the Muslim court of Borneo in modern Brunei. At long last, with the help of local guides and more than two years of endless sailing and numbered fights and mutiny, they already set their feet on Spice Islands or Maluku Islands, today, a part of Indonesia. They traded everything out for the cloves their two ships could carry. Returning to their home, the Trinidad ship sprang a leak and had to stay for repairs. The fleet later tried to return to land of Spain across the vast Pacific Ocean, but most of the men became sick or died. The survivors had to return to the island of Maluku where some of the men and the Trinidad were captured by the Portuguese. The last remaining and smallest ship Victoria sailed west again for home, captained by Juan Sebastian Elcano. Now they faced the Indian Ocean which took them more than two months of battling huge waves and strong headwinds before they passed around the Cape of Good Hope. Twenty-one men died before the landed on the provision of Cape Verde. On 8 th September of 1522, almost three years after their departure, the exhausted survivors of Victoria ship landed their feet once again to the Spain. Only 18 from the original 270
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crew returned home. Magellan and his men expedition had achieved were remarkable. The first voyage of circum-navigation around the world.
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HISTORICAL CRITICISM Background of the Author Antonio Pigaffeta (c. 1491 – c. 1531) Also known as Antonio Lombardo or Francisco Antonio Pigaffeta Former Italian traveler Scholar of Republic of Venice Traveled with Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan Served as Megellan’s assistant and kept an accurate journal of events they encountered One of the 18 wounded individual who returned to Spain after the incident at Mactan, Cebu – where Magellan was killed. Bias of the Manuscript The manuscript was biased to Ferdinand Megllan because Antonio Pigaffeta – the author of the journal, served as right hand of Magellan during the voyage. Pigafetta was the diarist of the expedition of the Portuguese Ferdinand Magellan (who at that time served the Spanish crown, the narrative it is mostly based upon is from his writings.
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