The Loss and Recapture of St Helena, 1673

By G.C. Kitching, published February 1950


Important to both the Dutch and English East India Companies, this article explores the capture of St Helena under Governor Beale by the Dutch on 1 January 1673 under General Jacob de Gens and its subsequent recapture in May by the British under Munden. There are additional details on various other events on the island including mutinies, the experience in 1816 of an exercise which attempted the landing at Prosperous Bay and also a transcript of a letter describing Sir Richard Munden by Richard Gibson to Pepys in 1783.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Dutch Wars | East India Company
Subjects include: Miscellaneous

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