Cecil Johnson


The documented story of Pensacola in the British period has already been written by competent historians and much of it has been published in this Quarterly. 1 The purpose of this writer is not to do again a job that has already been well done; rather, this is a brief account of British Pensacola with significant aspects of its history while it was the capital of the shortlived and ill-fated English royal province of West Florida; and this with a minimum of documentation and other scholarly impediments to the layman’s enjoyment of reading.