The Capture of the Treasure Ship ‘Madre de Deus’ in 1592

In the Elizabethan age privateers were sailors and adventurers who scoured the Caribbean and Atlantic for treasure ships. Introduction The treasure ship Madre de Deus (aka Madre de Dios) was a Portuguese vessel carrying hugely valuable cargo from the East Indies which was attacked and captured by a fleet of English privateers in the Azores[…]