So here I am, studying for my history test, and I come across this:
Just as Spain justified its empire in part by claiming to convert Indians to Catholicism, England expressed its imperial ambitions in terms of an obligation to liberate the New World from the Pope.
…the idea that the empire of Catholic Spain was uniquely murderous and tyrannical enabled the English to describe their own imperial ambitions in the language of freedom.
And probably my favorite:
England would repeat much of Spain’s behavior in the New World. But the English always believed that they were unique.
…holy hell, England. Tone it down a bit.