Canary Islands

johnincornwall

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Nov 2010
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Wiki mistake La Gomera - Wikipedia La Gomera/Gumara is the only Island that couldnt be conquered by force ,there is no documented Victory through spanish armies.
There seems to be documentation somewhere, translation:

"..............................it's modern history starts with it's conquest, one of two attempts at which was between 1404 and 1405 by Castillian explorers. There is also knowledge of a previous expedition which arrived at it's coasts in the 12th century, which was sent by Alfonso IV El Benigno of Aragon. The Conquerors found the island divided into 4 kingdoms called Mulagua, Hipalan, Orone and Agana, corresponding with the valleys of Hermigua, San Sebastian, Valle Gran Rey and Vallehermoso (in that order). It is also said that the conquest occurred very gradually, without too much resistance. However the Gomeros had a reputation of being problematic because they tended to rebel against the most minimal injustice committed by the governors"
 
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Bylanuelde,Alemannia
…….the island of La Gomera was not taken in battle but was incorporated into the Peraza-Herrera fiefdom through an agreement between Hernán Peraza the Elder and some of the insular aboriginal groups who accepted the rule of the Castilian. However, there were a number of uprisings by the guanches due to outrages committed by the rulers on the native Gomeros. The last one, in 1488 caused the death of the islands' ruler, Hernán Peraza, whose widow, Beatriz de Bobadilla y Ossorio, had to seek the assistance of Pedro de Vera, conqueror of Gran Canaria, in order to snuff out the rebellion. The subsequent repression caused the death of two hundred rebels and many others were sold into slavery in the Spanish markets.
Source:Abreu y Galindo, J. de (1977). A. Cioranescu (ed.). Historia de la conquista de las siete islas de Canarias. Tenerife

This small Island in comparison to the others were only after 80years slowly conquered by a peacetreaty between the chiefgomeros and the castillians.Further it is not documented that Pedro de Vera conquered the rest of the Island after Bobadilla seek his assistance against Doromas.
 
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Bylanuelde,Alemannia
i made a mistake Doromas was a leader on gran Canaria for Gomera it was Bentagay.

After the spanish landed on Gran Canaria there were two kingdoms ,Doromas was the king of telde.The Spanish told the Guanchin ,they were send here from the Catholic Kings to bring them them the Religion of Christ.They will be protected if they convert.If they not obey they will be chaesd to death or enslaved.The Canarians told them "...they gonna give answer on another day"-Juan Abreu Galindo"Historia General de las Siete Islas Canaris,p.182-211Goya ediciones ,Tenerife,1977"

The Guanche attacked them in the battle of "Guini Guada" and two years later 1480 the spanish had to call the brave Pedro de Veron .Arriving on the island Veron attacked Doromas who goes in the fight "aramyar" and break the skull of a spaniard fighting with several other spanish he was hit by Veron in the side and in the back by Diego de Hozas calling Hozas a "Traitor" after breaking him a leg and died.
A.Millares Torres,Historia General de las Islas Canarias Vol.IIp.179,,G.Canaria,1975

Remember the Guanche fought "barefooted" against the heavy armed spaniards if this is Right Expression when it Comes to compare gunache and spanish fighters.
 
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johnincornwall

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Nov 2010
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A poetic account indeed. Nice to have word for word account of the conversations.

Remember the Guanche fought "barefooted" against the heavy armed spaniards if this is Right Expression when it Comes to compare gunache and spanish fighters.
As they did at the Acentejo Gorge, where the Fernando de Lugo's force was destroyed in 1494.