Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Fact of the Day: Columbus in Trouble

Christopher Columbus didn't quite meet praise back in Spain after his voyages to the New World. His governance of the native people was often tyrannical and genocidal. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella's court eventually learned of this and had him imprisoned though he was released weeks later. Columbus ultimately claimed he was always doing good as he was spreading Christianity to the region. 

10 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome share!

Moving with Mitchell said...

And that, boys and girls, is why Americans celebrate Columbus Day.

Pat Hatt said...

Spreading that and germs. Winner.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Nice information!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Another greedy murderer and exploiter hiding under the cloak of Christianity.

Christine said...

People take advantage of their power...over and over again.

stephen Hayes said...

Columbus couldn't find much gold in the new world and instead brought back slaves, which is reported to have horrified Queen Isabella.

Martha said...

How awful...

Fundy Blue said...

Fascinating painting ~ Queen Isabella's pose says it all!

JACKIESUE said...

yeah, being on the receiving end of Christianity was brutal..