Andamana: the First Queen of Canary: And Her Remarkable and Successful Coup D'état

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E.O. Jenkins, 1875 - Canary Islands - 26 pages
 

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Page 17 - Gumidafe', known as the Knight of Facaracas, a nobleman whose habitation was a fortified cave in the neighborhood of...
Page 12 - Antidamana, and other Spanish writers call her Andamada, and some Andamanada ; but the name generally accepted as correct, and the one alone prevalent in the island of Gran Canaria, is Andamana.
Page 20 - Bentagoyhe, who was a mere child, and who took refuge on this occasion with his uncle, Egonayche Semidan, by whom he was kindly received and reared. Whether the young king of Telde, who subsequently killed himself at Ansite, was the son of Doramus or this son of Bentagoyhe, the history of Canary does not inform us. The descendants of Andamana continued to reign in...
Page 10 - Each district was governed by a chief called Guanarteme, who maintained a body of armed warriors under his control, and united in himself the offices of dictator, legislator, and executive...
Page 17 - ... had been so successful in her own district, she sent copies of her code of laws to the surrounding provinces, directing its observance in their future administration of justice. In her own province she was almost idolized ; but her influence was little felt, and altogether unacknowledged, beyond it. Her messages and instructions were treated with scorn, and, in some cases, her messengers with punishment. But her ambition was not to be thus checked : very likely she foresaw this result, and had...
Page 17 - ... punishments for bribery or perversion of justice. Pursuing the same course of assumption of power which had been so successful in her own district, she sent copies of her code of laws to the surrounding provinces, directing its observance in their future administration of justice. In her own province she was almost idolized ; but her influence was little felt, and altogether unacknowledged, beyond it. Her messages and instructions were treated with scorn, and, in some cases, her messengers with...
Page 17 - ... discretion of the magistrates ; defined the duties of those officers, and established punishments for bribery or perversion of justice. Pursuing the same course of assumption of power which had been so successful in her own district, she sent copies of her code of laws to the surrounding provinces, directing its observance in their future administration of justice. In her own province she was almost idolized ; but her influence was little felt, and altogether unacknowledged, beyond it. Her messages...
Page 20 - Gaidar; but after assuming his throne he refused to comply with these conditions, which occasioned war between the two brothers. On the death of Bentagoyhe, the kingdom of Telde was usurped by a powerful noble named Doramus...

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