Ferdinand Magellan Thesis
That night they anchored their ships near the islands and fell asleep on board. While they were asleep the natives, "entered the ships and stole whatever they could lay their hands on", and they even stole, "the small boat that was fastened to the poop of the flagship.", Ferdinand recorded in his journal that morning. He also observed ,"Those people are poor, but ingenious and very thievish, on account of which we called those three islands the islands of Ladroni.". Because of what they had done, Magellan decided he was going to try to convert them to Christianity. They rejected instantly without hesitation. Nothing was changing. So Ferdinand left and continued his journey, but that was not the end of the conflict. One morning on April 27 1527, Magellan returned with a small attack fleet. As he and his crew were fight the the native warriors, which happened to be made up of over 1,500 men, Ferdinand was wounded. His arm was impaled by an airborne spear piercing the the tense air. This spear broke his arm that he fought with, causing him to drop his sword.