Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Battle of St. George's Caye

So connect Belize to the American Revolution. humm, hummm, hum, hum, hum hummm, hummmmm, humm, hummm, hum, hum, hum huhuhu hum hum humm, hummm, hum, hum, hum hummm, hummmmm......Hump, hum, hum, hummmm, hummmm, hummmmm.... times up. PJ saw two cannons on the island. Apparently there was a battle in 1798.

Hostilities between Spain and Britain concerning the area of Belize were resolved at the 1783 Treaty of Versailles. This was at the same time as the Treaty of Paris. Spain and the British settlers didn't entirely live up to the deal made across the sea, thus a battle.

By the way, if you remove a lion fish from the water, the government of Belize will pay you fifty bucks (Belize dollars). The reef needs help.

1 comment:

Poectic Computer said...

The Treaty of Versailles and the Treaty of Paris are the same?