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Duke’s Jacobus colony in Tobago was one part of the intense colonial activity of the 17th century, competing to exploit the riches of the Caribbean. Spain’s hold on trade and settlement in the region was weakened by challengers from Northern Europe: British, French, Dutch, German, Danish and Swedish. These challenges reached a peak in the second half of the 17th century.

 

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