Thomas Thistlewood 1721 - 1786 Thomas Thistlewood from Tupholme was a British estate overseer and small landowner in western Jamaica. His diaries are now important documents on the slave trade and history of Jamaica.
May The British seizure of Jamaica under Admiral William Penn and General Robert Venables. Cromwell's ships sinking the Spanish vessels in Kingston Harbour. (Photo: Illustrated London News/Getty Images)
Italian navigator, Chritopher Columbus wanted to reach the Indies by sailing across the Atlantic. Although he knew that the Earth was a shpere, he underestimated its size and was unaware of the continents that lay in his path.