The Seven Years' War in Europe offically ended in Paris on February 10, 1763, with England actively solving the Anglo-French contest for colonial and commercial supremacy in North America. France was in a state of bankruptcy. Spain, a long standing opponent of England, suffered defeat and consequent loss of colonial territory. Spain had entered the war at a rather late hour, and England quickly captured Havana and Manila. At Paris, Spain suffered the loss of Florida, fishing rights in Newfoundland waters, and lumber rights in Honduras. England became the undisputed mistress of the seas; George III became the leading monarch in Europe; and for the first time the English flag flew from Canada to the Florida Keys.
Beeson, Jr., Kenneth H.
"Janas in British East Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 44
, Article 13.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol44/iss1/13