Did England rule the Caribbean?

When did England lose the Caribbean?

The French and the British continued to dispute the Lesser Antilles throughout the 18th century, and by the early 19th century Dominica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Tobago, and Grenada were in British hands, while Trinidad was formally ceded to Britain by Spain in 1802, following its capture in 1797.

Why did the British came to Jamaica?

Jamaica was important to Britain because of its production of sugar, which was the leading commodity imported into Britain at the time. … Enslaved people were bought and sold as property and most of them were put to work on plantations, such as the sugar plantations of Jamaica.

What did the British bring to Jamaica?

British Colonization brought the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and with it came West African cuisine. This includes classics like jerk sauce, which traces its roots to West African jerk pork. It’s also the source of the famous ackee fruit, which is a part of Jamaica’s national dish, Ackee and Saltfish.

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