CATATAN PERANG HANG TUAH DENGAN PORTUGIS MENGIKUT CATATAN PERANG MAHARAJA PORTUGIS DAN BRITISH BAGI MENGESAAHKAN KEWUJUDAN HANG TUAH DALAM SEJARAH MELAYU, BUKAN SEBAGAI MITOS
Oleh kerana ramai yang meragui akan kewujudan Hang Tuah dalam sejarah Melayu , disini dicerapkan beberapa artikel yang ada dalam catatan perang dalam catatan rekod Maharaja Portugal dan Maharaja British…….Antaranya adalah…..
Cacatan perang Hang Tuah dengan Portugis mengikut R.J. Wilkinson, 1908…..
…….”The next attack took place on St. James Day, the 24th July 1511. The viceroy landed bodies of men on both banks of the river and advanvced again upon the bridge. The Portuguese on the south bank were furiously attacked by a Malay force of about 700 men headed by the Sultan in person. The battle seems to have been a very terrible one and to have raged principally about the south end of the bridge where the highground on the hill approaches nearest to the river. From their place of vantage on the slopes and under cover of their buildings the Malays poured an incessant stream of poisoneddarts upon the Portuguese who replied by burning the houses and endeavouring to drive the Malays out of their covers. Encumbered with armour and weapons the Portuguese found that heat of the fire was more than they could resist. To add to their troubles, The Laksamana Hang Tuah brought down a flotilla of boats and fireships that harrashed the flanks and threatened the communication of the Viceroy’s forces. Albuquerque decided to retreat.
He retired to his ships, taking with him seventy of his men who had been struck down with him with poison darts. Of these seventy men, twelve afterwards died and the rest suffered from constantly recurring pains for a long period of time. The Malay losses will never be known. The Sultan of Pahang, whose houses had been burnt and whose property had been plundered, left his father-in-law in the lurch and returned to his own country. The fire-eating youths of Malacca, who had egged on their Sultan to war, had now had enough of the fighting. The foreign merchants had learnt that their Malay masters were not omnipotent. Although the Viceroy had practically secured the victory. When he landed again on the following day all organized resistance was over. The foreign subjects of the Sultan reused to expose their lives in a hopelsss cause that was not their own. The Sultan’s retainers found that the profit of war was not worth its risks. The Sultan’s himself fled. A few untameable spirits like the Laksamana continued to carry on a guerillla warfare against the Portuguese, but with no real hope of success.
………..Dalam petikan oleh pengkaji Sejarah Melayu oleh Inggeris tahun 1908, Hang Tuah terlibat dalah peperangan menentang Portugis dibawah Sultan Mahmud Shah dan mati semasa zaman peperangan dengan Portugis. Berikut petikannya....
"...As soon as this decision was arrived at, the Prince Alaedin(Sultan Ahmad Shah) and the Sultan of Pahang(son-in-law, The Prince) set about the defence of the town....."
".....From 1511 to 1605 the Portuguese were the real masters of the straits...."
"....After Sultan Mahmud have been driven out of Malacca, he fled to Batu Hampar, while his son, the Prince Alaedin built a stockade at Pagoh. Pagoh was soon taken by the Portuguese. The Malay Prince soon took a refuge for a time in Pahang. After which they establish themself far up the Johor River where they were relatively safe from attack..."