Under Siege! Discussion Guide
Links to documents
Link for Historical maps of Florida, 1700s
Videos covering history of the fort and weaponry
The historical background leading up to the siege.
Dr. Arnade's English translation of 1702 events monograph.
English perspective of Moore's assault on St. Augustine and journal entries
Background to colonial conflict between countries surrounding 1702 siege
History of St. Augustine's first church and how it was destroyed several times.
Long overview of the Spanish conquistadors and settlers in New World
Engineering design behind fortifications.
A visual representation of the fort and the history behind it.
History on the Castillo de San Marcos as the oldest masonry fort in U.S.
History on gunpowder and the cannon.
Archeological evidence of Apalachee missions
Lessons with teacher worksheets on the importance of coquina as a building material.
100 pg. teacher resource on coquina, what it is, how it was used, and its use in building the fort.
History and facts about the cannon.
Information on the local indigenous people.
Carl Halbirt's ( local archeologist) essay on history of the fighting presidios (forts).
Resource offering lessons and history on Florida's indigenous people, the Timucua.
Examining artifacts from archeological digs
Short history on Columbian Exchange
Diagram of inside rooms and history behind them.
History on each section of the fort.
Brochure map of Castillo de San Marcos interior
Teacher's guide for visiting the fort.
List of books on the Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Mantanzas.
Illustrations/Photos Siege 1702
Illustration of the 1702 English siege on St. Augustine from Florida Public Archeology Network (FPAN)
Gun crew preparing to fire on British troops passing west outside the Castillo de San Marcos
Photograph of a sketch or pen and ink drawing of the 1702 event from a book published in 1977.
Manucy, Albert. Gun crew preparing to fire on British troops passing west outside the Castillo de San Marcos. 19--. Black & white photograph. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 11 Nov. 2016.<>.
Photocopy of plan of the Castillo c. 1779 (Actual Negative 4'x5') STAR PLAN, COURTYARD FACADE PROFILE AND DEFENSIVE LINKS - Castillo de San Marcos, 1 Castillo Drive, Saint Augustine, St. Johns County, FL
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
AERIAL VIEW FROM THE NORTHWEST, SHOWING CASTILLO AND ITS RELATION TO THE TOWN - Castillo de San Marcos, 1 Castillo Drive, Saint Augustine, St. Johns County, FL Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.