- Treaty of Madrid (1670)
The Treaty of Madrid (also known as the Godolphin Treaty) adopted in
1670was a treatybetween Englandand Spain. Under the terms of the treaty, Spain recognized British possessions in the Caribbean Sea: "all those lands, islands, colonies and places whatsoever situated in the West Indies." Britain took formal control of Jamaicaand the Cayman Islandsafter the treaty was signed. Spain also agreed to permit English ships freedom of movementin the Caribbean. Each country agreed to refrain from trading in the other's territory.
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