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Columbus Wasn't That Great!

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According to a manuscript discovered by the historians of Spain, Christopher Columbus, the man who'd been accredited with the discovery of American continents, was in fact a cruel dictator. He had been a merciless tormentor, who hadn't even spared his own supporters.

Columbus was the ruler and viceroy of the Indies. And he had used this power to force strict regulations on the first settlement of Spain in the American continent, which is now the Caribbean of Dominican Republic.

His penalties included slashing the ears and noses of the people who hadn't even committed a considerable crime. He also used to make women parade on the streets naked and trade them as slaves.

Consuelo Varela, a historian from Spain who'd seen the manuscript told the press that Columbus' regime was perso nified by despotism.

When a man had stolen corn and had been caught, he had to have his ears and nose slashed off. He had then been tied up in chains and had been sold off as a slave through auction.

When a woman had the courage to imply that Columbus was a low life, she had been reprimanded by his brother Bartolomé. She was made to parade naked on the streets on the back of a mule. His brother had then ordered to have to tongue slashed out. Columbus had actually praised his brother for protecting the reputation of their family.

These facts had been established upon a report that had been missing before. That report had been made for the Spanish sovereigns as they were tensed by the increasing stories about Christopher's avariciousness and cruelty.

The manuscript had been written by one of the members of the Order of Calatrava, who was assigned to look into the accusations made against Columbus by the king and queen of Spain at that time.

Ms Varela also said that the living in the colony with Columbus as the ruler for seven long years had been horrendous and difficult for the people. Even his own followers admitted to have had heard or seen the atrocities occurred during his reign. No wonder he was then sacked by the monarchs.

By FW Editor

Tags: spain, 1452, history

Category: Celebrities  - ( Celebrities Archive)

Date Added: 06 April '10

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