Catholic Interests and the Politics of English Overseas Expansion 1660–1689

  title={Catholic Interests and the Politics of English Overseas Expansion 1660–1689},
  author={Gabriel Glickman},
  journal={Journal of British Studies},
  pages={680 - 708}
Abstract Throughout the reign of Charles II, a growing number of Catholics entered into the civil and military infrastructure of the overseas colonies. While Maryland was consolidated as a center of settlement, a new crop of English and Irish officeholders shaped the political development of Tangier, New York and the Leeward Islands. Their careers highlighted the opportunities of overseas expansion as a route into the public domain: a chance for Catholics to sidestep the penal restrictions of… 
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