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feb 3, 1671 - Henry Morgan Attacks Spain

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After Francois attacks Spain, Henry Morgan attacks as well. His reputation paints him out to be successful but ruthless. He had used people as human shields in Portobello a year before, specifically catholic priests as no one would shoot them. In 1671 he sens 45 ships and 2,000 privateers to take over Panama, one of the richest towns in the Spanish main. Although England and Spain are at peace at this time, he burns it to the ground and goes to jail. Later in another war he is pardoned and knighted, making him deputy governor of Jamaica in 1675. He is seen as a hero and the war of Panama is on his rum bottle.

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feb 3, 1671
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~ 348 years ago
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