Event Summary

English take control of Dutch settlements in New Netherlands

Date

1664

Description

English take control of Dutch settlements in New Netherlands after show of maritime force; New Amsterdam renamed Fort James and then New York City after the Duke of York, brother of King Charles II, later James II

Timeline 1

The Anglo-American Maritime World, 1640-1750

Timeline 2

Early Maritime New York, 1524-1860

Record ID

277