Columbus et al via www.delanceyplace.com


“Columbus never found Antilla or anything else he was looking for. His epochal voyage of 1492 was almost the last thing — indeed almost the only thing — that went right in his life. Within eight years, he would find himself summarily relieved of his post as Admiral of the Ocean Sea, returned to Spain in chains, and allowed to sink into such profound obscurity that we don’t know for sure where he is buried. To achieve such a precipitous fall in less than a decade required an unusual measure of incompetence and arrogance. Columbus had both.
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