From the time of John Cabot's discovery of Carolina in 1497
to the end of the Lords Proprietors' rule in 1729, the nations
that comprised the British Isles were almost constantly in a
state of war. These wars did contribute to the decisions that
led to the formation of Carolina, first in 1629 by the English
King Charles I. For example, the English Civil War brought about
the end of Charles I's reign; he lost his head, and the settlement
of Carolina was delayed significantly, to say the least.
Additionally, many of these wars brought about consequences
that directly influenced Carolina as it grew under the Lords
Proprietors' rule. To really understand the influences that these
many wars had on the formation of, and the settlement of Carolina
one must take a few minutes to understand just what was going
on in Britain. The following links provide you with a decent
overview of each war. All links are current as of August 2005.