Ships Log: Change of Flags Ceremony, 5-2-09

The British be Coming!

It alway be a pleasure to visit the local fort. Commemorating dar transfer Castillo de San Marcos from Spanish to British control following the Peace of Paris Accord in 1763. Spain joined the Seven Years' War in Europe (1754-1763) on the side of France against England. The war was also waged in the colonies, and Spain lost both Havana and Manila to England in 1762. At the conclusion of the war in the following year, Spain agreed to cede Florida to the English in exchange for the return of Cuba. Diplomats had accomplished with the Treaty of Paris what innumerable English and Indian soldiers over the previous century had been unable to do with guns.

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