Thursday, 6 January 2022

The Anglo-Spanish war 1655-1660 Volume 2 War in Jamaica

By Paul Sutton

This was a great read. Perfect antidote to a cold December reading about the Commonwealth against the Spanish in the Caribbean. It is all there mutinies, disease and privateers. An in-depth study of the garrisoning and the naval activities around Jamaica and how it affected events in Europe. Illustrated by many maps. The efforts Cromwell made to colonize Jamaica with settlers are covered as is the attempts to fortify the region. This is a scholarly work using Spanish and English sources and so is a balanced view of these early days of Empire. A great series. More here

1 comment:

Ray Rousell said...

I looked at buying this book a while ago, looks like I will.