Struggle in the Persian (Iran) Gulf
Part two of these chapters
I came back again in to this battle of the centuries which language come in to has a war it ‘self when we have so many problems in the world, more then just economics.
We all know the situation around the world has been tough, and the climate continue to get warmer even so seems like in some parts have been cold.
Do not forget about altitudes which hot and cold change very fast and at 10 Km higher usual -50 Celsius. (Temperatures change always and the cold come down and the hot goes up, between of such many things may happened) and the storms appears from anywere. The crude which has given so much values and so much to the world in to good and bad terms. The time will come with the end without returne and we all going to suffer in many ways. The human Beings are the most smart creature in our planet, when looking for some values which could convert in to money.
The lost of Portuguese values!
The Portuguese have had many problems with the discovers and conquests during that time; to keep it, because not enough men, and the war which the King of Portugal D Fernando 16 years old at that time when he resolved attack North Africa in the desert which lost and the king came prisoner. After that the Uncle King of Castellan (Spain) toke over Portugal for 60 years the last was 1640 with a revolution against the Spain and Portugal came again independent. Because of such all territories which Portugal had came under the attack by the English, Dutch and French. Portugal lost more then half and some still has the names given by the Portuguese.
Let’s go to the Portuguese Struggle in the Persian Gulf!
The port of Hormuz was mention by Mark Polo situated about seven Km to the south-west of Minab and was then a great commercial of importance.
After 1515 seven years passed and Afonso de Albuquerque came up to be Viceroy of Portuguese possessions in India and was able at last to attack Hormuz with a powerful fleet. He sailed from Goa with twenty seven ships carrying 3000 men and ample supplies. The local situation had entirely changed. No open resistance to the Portuguese was possible and the demand by the Portuguese for permission to complete the fort was granted.
The building of the fort proceeded throughout the summer and when finished came up to be a piece of work which continue be very well preserved today
English intercourse with India was after the date of defeat by the Spanish Armada which stimulated to an extraordinary degree and from that time Portugal start to loose in many ways.
At this time of England evasion by the Spanish, Portugal was integrated in to Spain because of such attack by the Portuguese king D, Fernando (the way explains before).
Many problems then happened at that time which the Spanish and Portuguese never have had the guts to explain for so many hundred of years and because of such the world believe in English story.
The reason Spain went with the idea of attack England was because at that time Spain used to bring in the ships, gold from South America colonies special from Peru and the Italian navy captain Drake was then worked for the Queen of England Elizabeth I the first to confiscated the gold the Spanish bring to Europe. Many times the Spanish Galleons was anchor at any place and at night attacked by surprised
In returned Drake received more ships and men, supplies and some gold values.
Even the Portuguese pilot Nuno da Silva had his ship anchor in the golf of Guinea Bissau in Africa and was attack at night by Drake and force him to show the way to the Pacific Ocean were the Spanish Galleons travel frequent, and after give him to the Portuguese Kingdom to be a traitor and final punish in Portugal.
One of the problems about Portugal and England was because their have had a pact between them of non egression to each other even so England did help Portugal many times, special when Napoleon forces attack Portugal, and many times against Spain from the same reason.
And because of such many times at the sea Portuguese ships was attack by the English after getting closer and the flags change in to skull and bones the pirate flags.
I learn most of this staff by reading history books writing by English, Scottish and Iris authors in the library of Calgary Canada, but I knew lots of by the Portuguese books and so I didn’t born know how, We all learn from everybody which I used to saying. We all are teachers and students at the same time the only problem many learn with the idea to hart somebody and come a lie’s
England at that time has had financial problems because of many wars. And this way the pirates was born at the sea which many came out later included by the colony of America which was then belong to England, France and Spain territories. Many Spain’s islands in Central America lost this way and Jamaica was one of it which happened to be the stronger of all in to be a base of pirates to attack any ship pass by special Spanish’s.
The King of Spain Felipe got tired of so many attacks by the pirate’s and supported by the Queen of England I in many ways, he decided created the Great Armada and used some Portuguese sailors against own wishes to attack England.
The bingers problem came towards the Spanish and Portuguese sailors, when just in the English Channel the ships came up to a storm which more then half of the ships sank or broken masts. Then they realized the problem and went to the Scottish and Iris seas for to avoid any confrontation which that didn’t happen. Drake the pirate did attack the ships and cause more damages to the Spanish’s and continue pursue towards the Spanish coast conquered Gibraltar in to this day belong to England.
After at that particular time the many more English Sailors and many not pirates join in to go after the Portuguese territories around the world included Hormuz.
The Dutch came to be the great allied and joined forces with England to attack the Portuguese and Spanish Galion’s.
That such stimulation of many victories give the idea not even the Portuguese territories would be at save. With in a year of the passing the defeat of the Spanish Armada gives stimulation to the English ancestors to an extraordinary degree.
Queen Elizabeth I, who readily granted the permission they desired to trade with India.
The pioneer efforts failed but the Dutch expedition to Bantam and then the English too, Company merchants of London trading in to east India. They started in 1601.
I do believe that was the First World War and with lots of cynicism more then weapons involved, and the looser was Portugal with circumstance which with one mistake of attack North Africa by the king of Portugal D,Fernando change the future for ever.
The first English attempted to trade with Persian by sea 1616 when the English factors first visited the Moghul Court their broadcloth sold well, and a large quantity ordered from England.
In that time the Portuguese still held Hormuz which was not very good for the English merchants. The silk came up to be the best deal even so China was then the most producer and Portugal took advantage of such by voyage around the China Sea.
Problems started with in Hormuz because the English and Dutch merchants and the greed of everyone included the Portuguese, and because Portugal was ruled by D.Filipe III king of Spain Madrid was the center focus of all. At that point the King of Spain dispatched to Persia 1618 an embassy headed by Garcia da Silva. The Ambassador Garcia da Silva landed at the Hormuz traveling Isfahan reached the Persian Court at Kazvin. He was well received, but in the main object of mission who was to obtain a guarantee for the security of Hormuz, and then he was unsuccessful.
Next come up to the battle of Jask in 1620!
Fight between Portuguese and English ships was then big which the English have said used four ships and the Portuguese also four. The story was for the victory for the English the author said so.
The only problem I always have the side story which deepened with the author how much the patriotic love and the real truth.
More will come up at next time to understanding a little about our past and what could have done to our future.
The human cause always been to fight because of greed and lack of understanding if we all should help one ‘another or end up once and for all the human race.
Selfishness’ that do not work for any one, we need everyone to survive and avoid any catastrophe such a nuclear war or a catastrophe from the Glob Warming. The truth and not lies must be with all of us and at the same time stop so much greed and look in to the future.
This story will continue next time to refresh somebody’s mind at the same time for me too.
We will be in to third chapter.