British Virgin Islands
The Virgin Islands were discovered by Columbus on his second voyage in 1493. The British Virgin Islands were first settled by the Dutch in 1648 and taken over in 1666 by a group of English planters. In 1774 constitutional government was granted and in 1834 slavery was abolished.
Books of Reference
- Dookhan, I., A History of the British Virgin Islands. Epping, 1975Google Scholar
- Harrigan, N., and Varlack, P., British Virgin Islands: A Chronology. London, 1971.Google Scholar
- Pickering, V. W., Early History of the British Virgin Islands. London, 1983.Google Scholar
- Library: Public Library, Road Town. Librarian: Mr Peter Moll.Google Scholar