When the British civil wars started, the English colonies in America were divided in their allegiances. The New England colonies all supported the Parliamentary cause, but the southern colonies of Virginia, Bermuda, Barbados and Antigua proved Royalist. In October 1650, the Commonwealth Parliament passed an Act prohibiting trade with these Royalist colonies. A naval force was also sent across the Atlantic, led by General-at-Sea Ayscue, to try to reclaim control of Barbados.
Act forbidding trade with the Royalist colonies of Virginia, Bermuda, Barbados and Antigua (71 words)
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