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Administrative / biographical background:
Guadeloupe was colonised by the French in 1635, conquered by Britain in 1759 and restored to the French in 1763. It was again captured by Britain in 1794, recaptured by France in 1795, recaptured by Britain in 1810, ceded to Sweden in 1813 and by her to France in 1814. Britain finally evacuated the island in 1816.
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