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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Spanish Arms

Arms of Spain. 

During the time that the Spanish posed a threat to English settlers in the Colony of Georgia, Philip V sat on the throne until 1724 when he relinquished it to his son, but when the son died, Philip resumed his powers. The armada was sent to St. Augustine to occupy the fort there, called "the castle".  Today, when you visit St. Augustine, the stone walls of the castle still stand.  What General Oglethorpe did not understand when he put a seige on the castle was that it had been fortified in the late 1500s and was impossible to attack.  One might say that Oglethorpe's feeble attempts were a joke, albeit, his regiments suffered from fevers and dysentery and Oglethorpe had to be carried back to Ft. Frederica on a Liter.

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