Francis Drake's expedition of 1572–1573

Francis Drake's expedition of 1572‍–‍1573 was an uncommissioned profiteering voyage by Sir Francis Drake in the western and southern quarters of the Caribbean Sea.

Drake's expedition of 1572‍–‍1573
Part of Anglo-Spanish War

Francis Drake in Central America, 1573
Date24 May 1572 – 6 August 1573 (1572-05-24 – 1573-08-06)
Location8°40′N 80°0′W / 8.667°N 80.000°W / 8.667; -80.000
Result Anglo-French privateer victory
Commanders and leaders
  • Spain Luís de Rojas / Gov.
  • Spain Francisco Bahamonde de Lugo / Gov.
  • Spain Álvaro de Mendoza
  • Spain Martín de Mendoza
  • Spain Antonio Juárez de la Concha
  • Spain Jorge Nuñez de Prado
  • Spain Juan Juárez de Castilla
  • Spain Nicolás López
  • Spain Cristóbal Monte
  • Spain Anton Couto
Units involved
  • England Pascha3 / 70 t. 47 men Francis Drake capt.
  • England Swan4 / 25 t. 26 men John Drake capt.
  • England Lion / c. 20 t.
  • England Bear / c. 20 t.
  • England Minion / c. 20 t.
  • England barque / 30 men Raunce capt. Overy mstr.
  • Havre5 / 80 t. 70 men
  • sm. craft / 30 cimarron men
Spain Santa Catalina / Couto capt.
  • 203 men / 103 in 1572 / 173 in 1573
  • 3 ships
  • 3 pinnaces
  • 1 barque
  • sev. sm. craft
  • vars. infantry units
  • vars. naval units
Casualties and losses
  • > 4 killed
  • > 30 deaths / illness
  • vars. wounded
  • 1 to 3 detained
  • 11 to 14 killed
  • vars. wounded
  • > 14 vessels surprised / cargo seized / crews detained, impressed, or marooned
  • > 6 settlements surprised
  • c. 100,000 pesos in gold lost
  • 1 aka Raunse, Rance, Ranse
  • 2 aka Hickson
  • 3 aka Pascha, Pasca, Pasco
  • 4 aka Swanlet
  • 5 aka New Haven
  • 6aka Chief Pedro



Drake's 1571 cruise of the West Indies had proved quite successful, earning him and his crew over £100,000. Consequently, upon his return to Plymouth that year, Drake determined to repeat his feat, assembling, with his brothers John and Joseph, a fleet of two light ships and three small pinnaces (carried in kit form as cargo).[1][n 1]





Drake and company departed Plymouth (aboard the Pascha and Swan) in May 1572, landing in southern Dominica on 29 June. Here, the crew refreshed their provisions, and on 1 July set for Port Pheasant (Zapzurro Cove, 35 leagues west of Tolú), which they reached in 11 days (on 12 July). The following day, Drake was joined by James Raunse and his 30 men.[2][n 2]

Nombre de Dios, 1572

Insvlæ Americanæ, 1634 map of the Spanish Main / 1634 map by Willem Janszoon Bleau / via LC

At Port Pheasant, Drake and Raunse's men built a log fort, so as to allow the carpenters time to assemble Drake's pinnaces.[3]

On 20 July, the pinnaces having been assembled, the Drake‍–‍Raunce fleet sail for Isla de Pinos (not Cuban isle), where they surprise two Spanish frigates out of Nombre de Dios. The frigates' (enslaved) sailors furnish the party with fresh intelligence regarding the said port, whereupon Drake (with 53 of his men aboard Drake's three pinnaces) and Raunce (with 20 of his men aboard a Spanish prize shallop) set sail for Nombre de Dios, making landfall in the evening of 29 July.[4]

At 3:00 am that night, the men stole into the port aboard rowboats, but were nonetheless espied by a 60-tonne Spanish merchantman in the harbour. Drake and company managed to land, however, and they took the town's six-gun battery without opposition. They now began dismounting its ordinance, which endeavour stirred the vecinos out of slumber. Upon hearing the warning bells and war drums, Drake and Raunce split their company‍–‍ a dozen men to guard the shore, John Oxenham and 16 others to circle behind the plaza, while Drake led the rest (46 men, with Raunce) noisily up the town's main thoroughfare. In the plaza, the Drake detachment were greeted by 'a jolly hot volley of shot,' but they nevertheless eventually scattered the impromptu militia, and thereby secured the city for themselves. Before the crew could loot the treasury, however, a sudden rainstorm drenched the men's match and gunpowder, and (coincidentally), Drake fainted from loss of blood, having sustained a gunshot during the volley. The fleet hastily retreated to Bastimentos (at dawn, on 30 July).[5][n 3]

Spanish Main, 1572


While Drake was recuperating at Bastimentos, Paunce took his leave (on 6 August). Drake (now with only his 73 men) set out upon the Spanish Main, sighting Carthagena by the evening of 13 August. That night, the men seized the Pasha, a 240-tonne merchantman. This was followed by the seizure of two merchant ships the next day. As his crew was now stretched thin across two ships, three pinnaces, and three Spanish prizes, Drake burned one of the prizes, and scuttled the Swan.[6]

Shortly thereafter, the crew set up a camp, christened Port Plenty, in the Gulf of San Blas (ie Darien). From this base, (Francis) Drake and company spend the next five or six weeks raiding settlements along the Main as far east as the Magdalena River, while John Drake endeavoured to befriend the Panamanian cimarrones.[7][n 4]

John having cemented an alliance with the cimarrones (by 24 September), the company relocated Port Plenty, and spend the next two weeks fortifying it. On 7 October they were once more cruising off Cartagena. On 17 October, Oxenham and the Swan seized a 50-tonne barque, marooning its 10 men and 5 slaves. On 20 October, the fleet intercepted a 58-tonne and a 12-tonne merchant, likewise stranding their crews. Having noticed the fleet, on 22 October (at dawn), two frigates from Carthagena engaged Drake. They had a difficult time of it, however, the bay proved too vast to corner the Englishmen. Drake's fleet finally quit Carthagena for the Magdalena River on 3 November, their provisions running dangerously low.[8][n 5][n 6][n 7]

The fleet reached Magdalena on 5 November, but found the settlements deserted and the herds withdrawn inland (Spanish authorities having forwarded the vecinos). They continued on to Santa Marta, reaching that town within a week. Here they also found the Spanish prepared, as they were prevented from watering by hidden snipers on shore. They seized a 90 tonne vessel w victuals here on 12 Nov, and detained crew for a day. They next set for Curaçao, landing there on 13 November. A couple of days later, Drake detached Oxenham's pinnace "Minion" to sail directly back and advise his Panamanian base of his imminent return, while he scoured the Main with his own pinnace and prize. Upon refreshing for a few days, Drake renewed his raids towards the Main, while Oxenham (aboard the Minion) was dispatched to the recently-relocated Port Plenty, to advise the crew there of Drake's upcoming return.[8][n 8]

Drake followed Oxenham to Port Plenty within the fortnight. Upon his 27 November arrival, he discovered his brother John had died. Drake now decided to postpone further raids, so as to renew his efforts upon the Panamanian treasure train the coming year. His remaining brother, Joseph, succumbed to a fatal fever that December.[9][n 9]

Venta Cruces, 1573


On 30 January, upon cimarron allies' intelligence, the Lion reconnoitred Nombre de Dios, intercepting a Spanish frigate there, which confirmed (the cimarrones' information) that the Spanish plate fleet had arrived. Consequently, on 3 February, Drake and Oxenham, with 16 Englishmen and 30 cimarrones, trudged through the jungle and over the Cordilleras to intercept the treasure train. On 14 February, the party approached Panama City, whereupon a cimarron in disguise stole into the settlement, returning that evening with news of an upcoming 14-mule treasure train (from Lima, to Nombre de Dios, via Venta de Cruces). The rovers set up an ambush near Venta Cruces (on Chagres River). Robert Pike, a drunken crew-mate, was discovered by a Spanish traveller en route to Venta Cruces, whereupon the treasure train was forestalled. They nonetheless managed to seize a few silver-loaded mules, and make a hasty retreat to Venta Cruces, which they easily occupied for some time, reaching base camp on 22 February.[10][n 10]

Veragua, 1573


Undaunted, Drake determined to cruise off Veragua (aboard the Minion), finally desisting on 19 March, having gained a frigate and its Genoese pilot. In the meantime, Oxenham cruise eastwards (aboard the Bear), where he seized a well-provisioned frigate out of Tolú, heading back to camp by 21 March.[11][n 11][n 12]

The men celebrated Easter at Port Plenty, on 22 March. The next day, Drake ventured out (aboard his Spanish prize and the Bear). On 25 March, they chanced upon Guillaume Le Testu (and his 70 men aboard an 80-tonne ship), who agrees to join Drake and the cimarrones in an attempt against the treasure train.[12][n 13]

Nombre De Dios, 1573


On 31 March, Drake (with 20 men), Le Testu (with some 20 men), and a number of cimarrones, rendezvous at the mouth of the San Francisco River, from where they advance (this time towards Nombre de Dios) to intercept the treasure train. On the morning of 1 April, the rovers (successfully) ambushed a treasure train of some 160 mules and 45 armed guards. The Spaniards guards engaged the rovers, mortally wounding Le Testu in the process. As their treasure summed nearly 30 tonnes of silver and gold, the surviving crew hid half of the booty before hastily making their escape, planning to recuperate the loot later on. They arrive at the rendezvous point on 3 April, only to find seven Spanish pinnaces at the river's mouth, and none of their own vessels (one prize and two pinnaces, which had been blown off-course some 12 miles by a strong westerly wind). Drake and three 'brave companions' venture out, in a shoddy raft, to retrieve their craft, which they do by nightfall, returning with the Bear and the Minion. The rovers hastily returned to base camp, where the loot was divided and the each contingent parted ways, their enterprise having proved a success.[13][n 14][n 15]



In late April, Drake departed Port Plenty, now with a 30-man crew. The crew provisioned themselves at the Magdalena River (with 250 turtles and a Spanish merchantman). The crew set anchor at Plymouth on 9 August, bringing the expedition to an end.[14][n 16]


Timeline of the 1572‍–‍1573 expedition.[15][n 17]
Flr. Clg. Place Event Parties Notes
24 May 1572 (1572-05-24) 24 May 1572 (1572-05-24) Plymouth Departure
  • Pascha
  • Swan
/ Drake 73 men
29 June 1572 (1572-06-29) 29 June 1572 (1572-06-29) Dominica Arrival
  • Pascha
  • Swan
/ Drake 73 men
1 July 1572 (1572-07-01) 1 July 1572 (1572-07-01) Dominica Departure
  • Pascha
  • Swan
/ Drake 73 men
12 July 1572 (1572-07-12) 12 July 1572 (1572-07-12) Port Pheasant Arrival
  • Pascha
  • Swan
/ Drake 73 men
Pinnaces Lion, Bear, Minion assembled
13 July 1572 (1572-07-13) 13 July 1572 (1572-07-13) Port Pheasant Arrival
  • barque
  • Sp. shallop
/ Raunce 30 men
14 July 1572 (1572-07-14) 14 July 1572 (1572-07-14) Port Pheasant Cruise ? / Drake ? men
Santa Catalina / Couto ? men
Santa Catalina seized /crew detained 40 days
20 July 1572 (1572-07-20) 28 July 1572 (1572-07-28) Isle of Pinos Cruise
  • Lion
  • Bear
  • Minion
/ Drake 53 men
Sp. shallop / Raunce 20 men
2 Sp. frig. seized
29 July 1572 (1572-07-29) 30 July 1572 (1572-07-30) Nombre de Dios Sack
  • Lion
  • Bear
  • Minion
/ Drake 53 men
Sp. shallop / Raunce 20 men
Sp. residents engage / 7 or 8 Sp. killed / 32 Sp. wounded / some Eng. killed / Sp. merchandise seized
6 August 1572 (1572-08-06) 6 August 1572 (1572-08-06) Port Pheasant Departure
  • barque
  • Sp. shallop
/ Raunce 30 men
13 August 1572 (1572-08-13) 13 August 1572 (1572-08-13) Spanish Main Cruise
  • Pascha
  • Swan
  • Lion
  • Bear
  • Minion
/ Drake ? men
Sp. ship seized / 240 t.
14 August 1572 (1572-08-14) 14 August 1572 (1572-08-14) Spanish Main Cruise ? / Drake ? men 2 Sp. frig. seized / 1 burnt / Swan scuttled
15 August 1572 (1572-08-15) 15 August 1572 (1572-08-15) Port Plenty Arrival
  • Pascha
  • Lion
  • Bear
  • Minion
  • Sp. ship
  • Sp. frig.
/ Drake ? men
16 August 1572 (1572-08-16) 23 September 1572 (1572-09-23) Spanish Main Cruise ? / Drake ? men
15 August 1572 (1572-08-15) 23 September 1572 (1572-09-23) Port Plenty Arrival ? / Pedro ? men Alliance est. by John Drake
24 September 1572 (1572-09-24) 24 September 1572 (1572-09-24) Port Plenty Arrival ? / Drake ? men Camp relocated
17 October 1572 (1572-10-17) 19 October 1572 (1572-10-19) Spanish Main Cruise ? / Drake ? men Sp. barque seized / 50 t. 10 Sp. 5 slaves / all marooned
20 October 1572 (1572-10-20) 21 October 1572 (1572-10-21) Spanish Main Cruise ? / Drake ? men Sp. ship seized / 58 t. / all marooned / Sp. frig. seized / 12 t. / all marooned
22 October 1572 (1572-10-22) 2 November 1572 (1572-11-02) Carthagena Cruise ? / Drake ? men
  • 2 frig.
  • 1 shallop
/ Mendoza ? Sp. men
Sp. engage
3 November 1572 (1572-11-03) 3 November 1572 (1572-11-03) Carthagena Departure ? / Drake ? men
5 November 1572 (1572-11-05) 5 November 1572 (1572-11-05) Magdalena Arrival ? / Drake ? men Sp. residents fled / herds withdrawn / Sp. frig. seized / no cargo
12 November 1572 (1572-11-12) 12 November 1572 (1572-11-12) Santa Marta Arrival ? / Drake ? men Sp. snipers engage / Sp. ship seized / 90 t. ? men / well provisioned / crew detained
13 November 1572 (1572-11-13) 13 November 1572 (1572-11-13) Curaçao Arrival ? / Drake ? men
15 November 1572 (1572-11-15) 18 November 1572 (1572-11-18) Curaçao Departure Minion / Oxenham ? men
15 November 1572 (1572-11-15) 26 November 1572 (1572-11-26) Spanish Main Cruise ? / Drake ? men
27 November 1572 (1572-11-27) 27 November 1572 (1572-11-27) Port Plenty Arrival ? / Drake ? men And rest / John, Joseph die
30 January 1573 (1573-01-30) 30 January 1573 (1573-01-30) Nombre de Dios Cruise Lion / ? ? men Sp. frig. seized / crew interrogated
3 February 1573 (1573-02-03) 3 February 1573 (1573-02-03) Port Plenty Departure ? / Drake 17 men
? / Pedro 30 men
Jungle march
14 February 1573 (1573-02-14) 14 February 1573 (1573-02-14) Panama Arrival ? / Drake 17 men
? / Pedro 30 men
Ambush set up, but discovered / couple Sp. treasure mules seized 4 to 6 Sp. killed, inc. 1 friar / 1 Sp. settlement burnt
22 February 1573 (1573-02-22) 22 February 1573 (1573-02-22) Port Plenty Arrival ? / Drake 17 men
? / Pedro 30 men
23 February 1573 (1573-02-23) 19 March 1573 (1573-03-19) Veragua Cruise ? / Drake 17 men Sp. frig. seized / Genoese pilot impressed
23 February 1573 (1573-02-23) 21 March 1573 (1573-03-21) ? Cruise Bear / Oxenham ? men
? / Pedro 30 men
Due east of Veragua / Sp. frig seized / well-provisioned
23 March 1573 (1573-03-23) 30 March 1573 (1573-03-30) ? Cruise
  • Bear
  • Sp. frig.
/ Drake ? men
25 March 1573 (1573-03-25) 25 March 1573 (1573-03-25) ? Meeting
  • Bear
  • Sp. frig.
/ Drake ? men
Havre / Testu 70 men
Testu joins Drake
31 March 1573 (1573-03-31) 3 April 1573 (1573-04-03) Nombre de Dios Sack
  • Bear
  • Minion
  • Sp. frig.
/ Drake 20 men
? / Testu 20 men
? / Pedro ? men
mules / 45 Sp. men
1 Eng. 1 cimarron 2 French killed / 1 cimarron captured / 1 French stranded / 3 Sp. mule trains seized {{{1}}}
7 April 1573 (1573-04-07) 22 April 1573 (1573-04-22) Nombre de Dios Rescue ? / Oxenham 11 men
? / Pedro 16 men
Testu + guard presumed dead / remaining guard rescued / 13 silver bars + few quoits gold recovered
15 April 1573 (1573-04-15) 30 April 1573 (1573-04-30) Port Plenty Departure ? / Drake 30 men 1 Sp. vessel seized
9 August 1573 (1573-08-09) 9 August 1573 (1573-08-09) Plymouth Arrival ? / Drake 30 men



Drake and company are thought to have profited at least £20,000 altogether. Some of this may have been forwarded to member of the Privy Council, who reportedly secured Drake a pre-emptive pardon for his unauthorised expedition. Drake himself may have used some of his share to buy a property on Notte Street, Plymouth, where he was listed as a merchant in 1576.[16]

In the first half of 1573, the Real Audiencia of Panama stationed 60 soldiers at the Nombre de Dios garrison, to bolster its defence, and further petitioned the Crown 'promptly to take measures necessary to the defence of this coast and kingdom, for it is considered certain that the corsairs who have now left will return in greater force, and it is even said that they announce that they will settle.' Later that year, Spanish authorities in Panama retaliated against Drake's cimarron allies.[17]

The Real Audiencia of Guatemala likewise took steps to better defend its realm, planning 'to settle some Indians in a location [in Golfo Dulce] such that they can send warning if any [pirate] vessels seek to enter.'[18]



This voyage has been considered Drake's first independent expedition, with its final raid on the treasure train deemed 'the most daring attack ever made upon Spanish-American treasure [up to 1573]'.[19]

Drake (or Oxenham) is further reputed as the first Englishman to have sighted the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans from Pedro Mandingo's lookout point, (as Vasco Nuñez de Balboa had done in 1513, purportedly from the same lookout), and the first Englishman to have cruised the Bay of Honduras (and possibly the waters of present-day Belize).[20]

An artisanal rum distillery, named after Pedro Mandinga, was established in Panama City in the late 2010s.[21]

See also


Notes and references


Explanatory notes

  1. ^ It has been suggested that the 1572‍–‍1573 expedition was Drake's sixth one to the West Indies, making Drake's 1571 cruise his fifth, and further, that the former's aim was the capture of Nombre de Dios (Wright 1932, pp. xxxvii–xxxviii).
  2. ^ The pinnaces (Lion, Bear, Minion) had been brought from Plymouth dismantled, aboard the Pascha and Swan (cf previous citations). Drake had learnt of the small hidden cove, dubbed Port Pheasant, on a prior trip. Entrance to the cove was through a narrow channel in some reefs. The cove had a beach of about a mile in length, and water seven fathoms deep. At the cove, the crew noticed smoke rising from the jungle. Near this spot was a lead plate with a message that read‍–‍

    Captain Drake, if you fortune to come to this port make haste away, for the Spaniards which you had with you here last year have betrayed the place and taken away all that you left here. I departed from hence this present 7 of July 1572.

    — Your loving friend, John Garrett [of Plymouth].
    (cf previous citations).
  3. ^ It has been suggested that the gathered militia did not, in fact, disperse, and that the fleet made their escape upon seeing the congregation (rather than upon the captain's being injured) (Kelsey 2004, sec. 'Raids on the Spanish main' para. 3, De la O Torres 2020, p. 281).
  4. ^ Port Plenty called Fort Diego in Wright 1932, p. xxxix, who further locates it on Slaughter Island, also in San Blas.
  5. ^ On 27 October, a Spanish merchant frigate ran aground in the bay, but Drake was prevented from taking it by the two military frigates which accompanied it. On 2 November, these were reinforced by an armed shallop, which engaged Drake (Marley 1998, p. 102).
  6. ^ During this cruise, 'Drake sought to do more or less honest business with the Spanish at Cartagena, where now he proffered for sale or barter tin, pewter, cloth and other merchandise. However, he found that King Philip had forbidden [the vecinos] to traffic with any foreign Nation; "no hope remained of any purchase to bee had in this place any longer" (Wright 1932, p. xl).
  7. ^ Best 2021, p. 49 notes that cimarrones had (almost) taken Nombre de Dios by surprise six weeks prior to Drake's arrival in Dominica or Port Pheasant, and further claims John or Francis Drake made contact at Isla de las Palmas.
  8. ^ An empty Spanish frigate was seized near Magdalena, and a 90-tonne vessel (with victuals) near Curaçao. The latter's crew were detained for a day (Marley 1998, p. 102).
  9. ^ John Drake had been 'sodenlie stroken with a gunne shott' during a 9 October attempt to board a Spanish frigate passing near Port Plenty. Joseph Drake died of a fever that December (cf previous citations). Wright 1932, p. xl suggests Joseph's death was part of a yellow fever epidemic in the crew's camp, which would have proved fatal to a number of the men. The crew's doctor, during Joseph's autopsy, had found no evidence of yellow fever. He nevertheless concocted an antidote, 'which he hoped would save other crew members,' but died upon trying his own medicine (Best 2021, p. 50).
  10. ^ On 11 February, the cimarron chief, Pedro Mandingo, lead Drake to a hilltop tree, from where the latter sighted both oceans flaking the isthmus, thereby (reputedly) being the first Englishman to do so. Drake is said to have prayed that God 'give him life and leave to sail once in an English ship in that sea' (Marley 1998, p. 102, Best 2021, p. 51).
  11. ^ At this point, the Lion was scuttled 'for lack of men' (Marley 1998, p. 103).
  12. ^

    In the month of February a little frigate sailed along the coast of Verague to the mouth of El Desaguadero [San Juan River]. She carried thirteen Englishmen. Her armament was eighteen small culverins and two larger pieces, all ready for action. They seized four frigates which had sailed from the province of Nicaragua (from the city of Leon and from the city of Granada) and were bound to Nombre de Dios to sell poultry, maize and such like. / On Holy Thursday, in the afternoon, these same English with a frigate and a pinnace and a skiff arrived at La Guanaja, which is an island close to the city of Trujillo. They were guided by Antonio Vaez, Portuguese, and two Spaniards whom they had made prisoners at Cape Cameron, where these men had been held captives among the Indians. Seven years before in company with Licentiate Ortiz they had gone to Tegucigalpa and there they had remained, lost. / These two gave the English to understand that they would persuade the Indians of the island to give them good supplies and what they might need. As soon as they reached land they made off among the Indians, who brought them in a canoe to Trujillo, where they now are. / From Trujillo forty soldiers set out in a small ship in search of the Englishman. They say they did not find him, and that he had sailed, steering a northerly course. / I had written to the town council to be on the alert to attack these English if they called; and I warned Puerto de Caballos to be ready, advising that I understood these people were going to do damage in that place. Similarly, they intended to enter Golfo Dulce and pillage certain Spanish establishments which are at the landing place, where there is a quantity of wine and merchandise.

    — Guatemala, 15 May 1573, Villalobos to Crown, trans. Wright (Wright 1932, pt. 1 doc. no 29).
  13. ^ Bergreen 2021, pp. 51–52 places the chance meeting as occurring off Cativas Island, and further dates it to 23 March 1573, though does not indicate whether the date is Gregorian or Julian.
  14. ^ Kelsey 2004, sec. 'Raids on the Spanish main' para. 5 suggests that this raid netted Drake's company at least £20,000.
  15. ^ Le Testu, who had not died immediately upon his wounding, was left near the ambush site with two of his men. In mid-April, Oxenham, Thomas Sherwell, with 10 of their men and 16 cimarrones, returned to rescue Le Testu. To their dismay, they discover Le Testu and one of his men had been taken by Spaniards on the day of the ambush, along with most of the 15 tonnes of silver which had been hidden. Oxenham rescued the remaining Frenchman, and retrieved 13 silver bars and a few quoits of gold before rejoining Drake ( & Marley 1998, pp. 103–104).
  16. ^ Diego, the cimarron, joined Drake's crew (Bergreen 2021, cap. 1 sec. 'Drake did not expect to command ...' para. 9).
  17. ^ The accuracy of some of these dates has been called into question (Wright 1932, p. xli).

Short citations

  1. ^ Kelsey 2004, sec. 'Raids on the Spanish main' para. 2-3; Marley 1998, p. 101.
  2. ^ Kelsey 2004, sec. 'Raids on the Spanish main' para. 3; Marley 1998, p. 101; Best 2021, pp. 48–49.
  3. ^ Kelsey 2004, sec. 'Raids on the Spanish main' para. 3.
  4. ^ Marley 1998, p. 101; Kelsey 2004, sec. 'Raids on the Spanish main' para. 3; Wright 1932, p. xxxviii.
  5. ^ Marley 1998, p. 101; De la O Torres 2020, pp. 268, 281; Wright 1932, pp. xxxvii–xxxviii; Best 2021, p. 49.
  6. ^ Kelsey 2004, sec. 'Raids on the Spanish main' para. 4; Marley 1998, pp. 101–102; Wright 1932, p. xxxiv; Best 2021, pp. 49–50.
  7. ^ Kelsey 2004, sec. 'Raids on the Spanish main' para. 4; Marley 1998, pp. 101–102; Best 2021, p. 50.
  8. ^ a b Marley 1998, p. 102.
  9. ^ Kelsey 2004, sec. 'Raids on the Spanish main' para. 4; Marley 1998, p. 102; Wright 1932, p. xl.
  10. ^ Kelsey 2004, sec. 'Raids on the Spanish main' para. 4; Marley 1998, p. 102; Wright 1932, pp. xli–xliii; Best 2021, pp. 50–51.
  11. ^ Marley 1998, pp. 102–103.
  12. ^ Marley 1998, p. 103; De la O Torres 2020, pp. 281–282; Wright 1932, pp. xliii–xliv; Bergreen 2021, pp. 51–52.
  13. ^ Marley 1998, pp. 103–104; Wright 1932, pp. liv; Best 2021, p. 52.
  14. ^ Marley 1998, p. 104; Bergreen 2021, pp. 52–53.
  15. ^ Marley 1998, pp. 101–104; Wright 1932, pt. 1 docs. nos. 17-35; Wright 1932, pp. ????????; Best 2021, pp. 48–53.
  16. ^ Kelsey 2004, sec. 'Raids on the Spanish main' paras. 5-6; Wright 1932, p. xlv.
  17. ^ Wright 1932, pt. 1 doc. no. 25; Wright 1932, p. xlv, footnote no. 3.
  18. ^ Wright 1932, p. 75, pt. 1 doc. no. 29.
  19. ^ Wright 1932, pp. xxxvii, xlii.
  20. ^ Wright 1932, pp. xli–xlii; Best 2021, pp. 50–51; Winzerling 1946, pp. 19–22.
  21. ^ Arjona 2022, para. 1.

Full citations

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