Act forbidding trade with the Royalist colonies of Virginia, Bermuda, Barbados and Antigua (71 words)

Historical Context Note

Download PDF Save to Bookshelf Share on Facebook Tweet Report an Error


Related Groups

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.

We have have no profile for this entry. If you are a qualified scholar and you wish to write for The Literary Encyclopedia, please click here to contact us.

Related Groups

  1. English Civil War

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here.