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The Sacking of Portobelo, July 1668

                          On the 11th of July 1668, Henry Morgan, the greatest buccaneer Admiral in history, took a force of several hundred privateers to raid one of the largest settlements on the Spanish Main, Portobelo. At this time, Portobelo was a vital cog in the imperial operation that pulled unimaginable wealth out of the Americas destined for Spain. After successfully sacking the town, Captain Morgan and his men remained for roughly a month. During their stay they successfully repelled a Spanish attempt to retake the settlement and eventually forced the payment of 100,000 pesos for the return of the town. Although not explicitly allowed by Morgan’s Letter of Marque, those back in England cheered the Welshman’s daring raid, leading to several more attempts like it during Morgan’s long and successful privateering career.

 

52081202056_f00f007f8d_k.jpgThe Sacking of Portobelo by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr

52081437639_2bb2e9b5eb_k.jpgThe Sacking of Portobelo by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr

52081215253_ddc838241c_k.jpgThe Sacking of Portobelo by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr

52081692110_cd811e3f3e_k.jpgThe Sacking of Portobello by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr

52081203041_1e06d4368a_k.jpgThe Sacking of Portobelo by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr

52081692240_b71924cb47_k.jpgThe Sacking of Portobelo by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr

 

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Superb scene. The wall and building are well constructed and detailed, but the men fighting cap off the MOC. I love your choice of faces with appropriate expressions.

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Awesome diorama with lots of action! :pir-love: I like the city wall and the building. Great selection of pirates and Spanish soldiers.

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Beautiful build, packed with actionshots! Amazingly realistic.

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