People Born in Gibraltar
Gibraltar in People's Lives
Henry Morgan: After suffering repeated runs of bad luck, I abandoned my plans of sacking Maracaibo and decided to instead invade this town in 1669. We successfully sacked the town, stealing its wealth and ransoming off aristocratic inhabitants. Originally, my plan had been to take Cartagena, known as one of the most wealthy cities New Spain, but circumstances had downgraded us to Maracaibo instead. Now, we were left with a tiny village in place of the luxuries of Cartagena. Sailing out of the town only to be attacked by a Spanish fleet did not improve my mood.