The attack of Martin Cote against Cartagena in 1559

Another French to attack Cartagena, whether Martin Cote in 1559 and unfortunately, the city wasn’t yet protected from pirates. Juan de Villegas Bustos, which was governor, brought a counter-offence against the pirates by putting in the trench, poisoned barbed wires in strategic places where the enemy’s boats could stop and debark the pirates.

The island chef of Maridalo Carex (Tierrabomba) has also participated in the counter-attack with five hundred Indians that had arrows. However, the French were in larger number, whether more than a thousand men, which penetrated the defences and captured a big booty in the city of Cartagena de Indias.




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