THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS: BRITISH TRADE, SETTLEMENT, AND COLONIZATION
John Cabot's voyage sponsored by Henry VII of England.
Anglo-Spanish warfare brings raiding and illicit trade to Caribbean.
Treaty of London ends war with Spain. King James publishes A Counterblast to Tobacco.
Thomas Warner settles St. Christopher's (Kitts) and plants tobacco there.
English settle Barbados.
Providence Island Company chartered. Spanish attack Nevis.
Oversupply of tobacco causes prices to collapse.
Political crises in Britain lead to rebellion in Scotland and civil wars in Ireland and England.
Barbados planters begin to grow sugar as a crop and import more enslaved Africans.
Puritan colonists from Bermuda establish ...