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02.Though completely forgotten by the British, Providence was one of England's first colonies. The Providence Island Company's experiment began in 1630, when puritans aboard the Seaflower landed with hopes of establishing a refuge from persecution. But rows between puritans, soldiers, slave owners and abolitionists kept the colony in uproar. The experiment ended in 1641, when the Spanish invaded the island and expelled the English.
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