Sir George Ayscue’s Capture of Barbados in 1651

By J.R. Powell, published August 1973


Account of how a Parliamentary naval squadron under the command of Sir George Ayscue besieged and finally captured the island of Barbados, which was under the command of the Royalist Governor, Lord Willoughby of Parham. Ayscue’s actions were carried out in a very diplomatic manner and there was no victimisation.

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Filed under: English Civil War | Caribbean
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies

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