Monthly Archives: November 2020

Goodbye (Again) Columbus – Part 130

Francisco de Bobadilla was governor-by-default in Hispaniola after the memorable case of Bobadilla v. Colón was adjudicated in the royal court of Spain in late December 1500. [1] It was not until 1502 that Bobadilla, in turn, was replaced, this … Continue reading

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Goodbye (Again) Columbus – Part 129

When Cristóbal Colón appeared before the king and queen at court in Granada on December 17, 1500, they were indignant at how he had been treated by Francisco de Bobadilla, the “Special Prosecutor”. [1] The royal court at Granada is … Continue reading

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Goodbye (Again) Columbus – Part 128

In a clip from the 1973 movie Westworld (hopefully viewable above), Dick Van Patten is the new sheriff in town. Normally he is a banker, but in Westworld he can be whomever he wants. Van Patten is the new law … Continue reading

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Goodbye (Again) Columbus – Part 127

Late in the 19th century, Justin Winsor identified three camps in the ongoing “Christopher Columbus” controversy: The first camp was headed by Count Roselly de Lorgues (Antoine François Félix Valalette) who, in 1844, began to devote his energies to the … Continue reading

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Goodbye (Again) Columbus – Part 126

Somewhere once I read that the fight in Tombstone between the Clantons and the Earps boiled down to a battle for control of the town’s brothels. There were two laws in town: John Harris Behan, Sheriff of Cochise County, and … Continue reading

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Goodbye (Again) Columbus – Part 125

Pardon the detour, but a remarkable circumstance has been found. Two avid investigators of the “Christopher Columbus” conundrum, Washington Irving and Justin Winsor, each separately and independently of the other, stumbled upon a “William Shakespeare” perplexity in their perambulations. In … Continue reading

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Goodbye (Again) Columbus – Part 124

In the blog entry of November 20, 2020 the mystery of the death of Adrián de Moxica was explored. Was he hanged? Or did Cristóbal Colón throw him off a tower, causing Moxica to fall to his death? Awaited was … Continue reading

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Goodbye (Again) Columbus – Part 123

Don Francisco de Bobadilla was the “Special Prosecutor” sent to the Caribbean to investigate the government of the pseudonymous “Christopher Columbus”. “Columbian malfeasance comes from a defrocked liar, de Bobadilla.” [1] According to an analysis published by the Dartmouth Review, … Continue reading

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Goodbye (Again) Columbus – Part 122

In 1499, Don Francisco de Bobadilla, commander of the military and religious order of Calatrava, was ordered by the Spanish Monarchs to investigate all matters in the West Indies. [1] Who was this Bobadilla? The criticism of Columbus today comes … Continue reading

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Goodbye (Again) Columbus – Part 121

In the illustration, hopefully viewable above, from the 1728 edition of General History of the Deeds of the Castilians on the Islands and Mainlands of the Ocean Sea, by Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas, we see Cristóbal Colón saying farewell … Continue reading

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