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Neusdoorn posted a topic in TavernSomething I came across on FB, thought this would fit here Translation from the Spanish text (there might be some errors) For centuries the English have been commissioned to exaggerate their achievements as a nation. First through literature and then through cinema and television have ensured that people around the world take for certain great historical lies in their favor . An issue in which the English quest for glory at the expense of rewriting history is evident are the geographical discoveries . The English propaganda told us time and again that Cook discovered Australia , New Zealand , Hawaii and many islands in the South Pacific , but delving a little more we realize that all these territories had already been discovered by Spanish and Portuguese centuries before that the English navigated those waters . And no wonder , because by the time Cook reached the Pacific , Spain had two hundred years making the crossing between Acapulco and Manila. Such was the Spanish dominion over the Pacific Australian researcher Oskar Spate calling him Spanish Lake . Google maps link