Energetic Sir Walter Raleigh Capturing and Burning St. Joseph in Trinidad, 1595

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Page from Newe Welt Und Americanische Historien published by Johann Ludwig Gottfriedt in 1655 showing Sir Walter Raleigh attacking and burning St. Joseph on Trinidad in 1595. The image shows the town burning in the background and a Governor Antonio de Berrio being escorted to a small boat that will carry him to Raleigh’s flagship.
(credit: The Mariners’ Museum and Park catalog#-1945.0208.000001)