Grenada Colonial Records

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French Colonization (1649-1763)[edit | edit source]

In 1649 a French expedition of 203 men from Martinique founded a permanent settlement on Grenada. The British captured Grenada during the Seven Years' War in 1762 and it was formally ceded to Britain in 1763. [1]

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British Colonization (1763-1974)[edit | edit source]

Grenada was formally ceded to Britain by the Treaty of Paris in 1763. Independence was granted on 7 February 1974, under the leadership of Eric Gairy, who became the first Prime Minister of Grenada. [2]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Grenada," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grenada#French_colony_(1649%E2%80%931763), accessed 24 November 2020.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Grenada," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grenada#British_colonial_period, accessed 24 November 2020.