Consists of Barbados
Dominant culture: British
Short History Edit
Discovered by the Spanish, this island wasn't settled until the English landed in 1625. It's economy was dependant on tobacco for the first years, but they later started farming sugarcane. The island generated a huge amount of trade, in 1660 it was as much as the other English colonies combined. In later years it got surpassed by other colonies but it remained very wealthy.
Points of Interest Edit
- Bridgetown, capital of Barbados. Here you can find the St. Michael's Parish Church and Nidḥe Israel Synagogue, the only synagogue on Barbados. There is a large bridge over the careenage area swamp at the center of Bridgetown. The town takes it's name from this bridge.
- Speightstown, major port and commercial center of Barbados. Ships full of sugar leave here straight for London or Bristol.
- Gun Hill Signal Station, one of the 4 points where guns are stationed to signal in the event of an invasion.
- St Nicholas Abbey, Saint Peter. A large manor and sugar plantation house
- Bathsheba, fishing village. There is a large, mushroom shaped rock just out of the coast of this village.
Notable Inhabitants Edit
- Henry Grenville, governor of Barbados
- Sir John Gay Alleyne, owner of St Nicholas Abbey through his marriage with Christian Dottin. Both are younger than 30.
Link Sites Edit
- St Nicholas Abbey