English Era

In 1653: Oliver Cromwell
(drove the Spanish out for England) during the English period. The French moved into St. Thomas with force to take over completely but was usurped by the English and Louis XIV.

 

Knights of Malta Era

In ?:

(A rich and powerful Catholic sect)

The Knights of Malta spent some time here, nothing noted of fights or wars with

anyone for St. Thomas. They probably set up the slave system for Denmark.

The Knights have plied the slave trade for centuries and were driven out of

several European countries until they were allowed to settle in Malta in the

Mediterranean. They also occupied Saint Croix for some periods and so their

presence was felt in some way. The Knights being here just before Denmark

and Denmarks first colony seems very curious even with no substantial

evidence.