The Invasion of Martinique, 1794

The British used their Navy to economically harm France during the Revolutionary Wars. Many of the colonists were concerned that the revolutionary fervour would cross the oceans and infect their elaborate social structures. Martinique planters like Louis-Francois Dubuc were concerned at the events in Haiti and the Terror back in Paris and so conspired to help the British seize the island and protect their livelihoods and possessions.

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by Stephen Luscombe