Antigua settled by the English

Our knowledge of the history of Antigua starts in 1632, when the English settlers first arrived on Antigua and Montserrat.

The French take Antigua and give it back

In 1667, 35 years after the island was first settled by Europeans, during the second Anglo-Dutch war, the French seized the English part of St. Kitts, Antigua, and Montserrat. However, as part of the treaty of Breda, the islands were given back to their respective owners before the end of the year.