Saint Kitts is also known as
In 1493, the island of Saint Kitts
received an uninvited guest. It was
on his second voyage.
Columbus named the island Saint Christopher
(hail ego) but later settlers changed it to St Kitts.
The first English colony
was established in 1623. The French thought that was a good idea and followed
up with a colony of their own in 1627.
Naturally, the two colonies hated
each other's guts and it took the
Treaty of Utrecht of 1713 to rule
that the island was in fact British. The French thought that stunk
and captured Brimstone Hill in 1782. You are welcome to visit
Brimstone Hill National Park Fortress, which is a UNESCO World
Back to 1782.
The British, therefore, weren't
happy about the French and consequently pestered everybody
until, by means of the Treaty of Versailles in 1783, the island again officially
belonged to Great Britain.
Today Saint Kitts and Nevis are an
independent member of the Commonwealth.
And what went on at Nevis?
Nevis is the island on which
was born and on which
Nelson met his future wife
SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS
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