The early expeditions that also involved the struggles between the French and the English were eventually resolved. The Spanish were able to maintain their foot-hold upon the Spanish settlements and forts. ST. Augustine because the main settlement in Florida, USA. Other names of forts include: San Felipe and Santa Elena.

I took the time to reflect upon the response from the Spanish King Philip II, with regards to the Spanish missions who replied: ” ‘discoveries are not to be called conquests since we wish them to be carried out peacefully and charitably'” (2009, p. 54). These words are significant as they allow the reader to come to a realization of how the thoughts of mission developed as the Spanish expeditions progressed.

REFERENCE: Gibson, C. (2019). EL NORTE The Epic and Forgotten History of Hispanic North America. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press.


These words are a continuation of my book reading notes. Once again an important reminder that my notes are specifically related to points of interests that I would like to preserve for further research. Thank You!

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Further Information can be found as follows: HISTORY | How St. Augustine Became the First European Settlement in America

With Love & Kindness! 🙂

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