Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Colonial Accounts

Colonial AccountsColonial Accounts by National Historical Commission of the Philippines

I found it quite interesting, but for me I got more out of the first story about the battle of Macau in 1626. Some 400 Dutchmen were said to have lost their heads during which, or after a battle with Spaniards intervening for Portugal.

The rest of the book was from accounts written by priests, mostly about converting the natives to the Catholic church. The story of the conversion of the Sultan of Jolo was well described, and worth the read.

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