Captain Christopher Myngs in the West Indies

By Florence E. Dyer, published May 1932


At the conclusion of the Dutch wars, Cromwell despatched a fleet to the West Indies to relieve the Spanish of their wealth and seek to give England a foothold in New World trade. However, little was achieved and many vessels returned home the following year. Reinforcements were immediately despatched, with Christopher Myngs commanding the recently returned Marston Moor. Myngs appears to have been well respected but his success led to a fall from grace. Having cleared his name he returned to the West Indies and over the years rose to national prominence.

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Filed under: English Channel | Dutch Wars | Caribbean
Subjects include: Navies | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers

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