How would you explain ‘it pleased God” in the context?
Cortés (the conqueror of Mexico) made his men build thirteen ships in the desert and dig a canal to move them to the lake, so he could attack both by land and water: the final assault. He bore his ship straight into a fleet of canoes hurling darts and arrows. “We chased them for three leagues, killing and drowning the enemy, the most extraordinary sight in the whole world,” he told the Queen of Spain, and mentioned how it pleased God to raise up their spirits and weaken those of the enemy. Also the Spaniards had muskets.
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