Wars against France and Spain during the 17th and 18th centuries gave Guernsey shipowners and sea captains the opportunity to exploit the island's proximity to mainland Europe by applying for letters of marque and turning their merchantmen into privateers.

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Owain and his dark-haired mercenaries were later absorbed into Guernsey legend as invading fairies from across the sea.

As part of the peace between England and France, Pope Sixtus IV issued in 1483 a Papal bull granting the Privilege of Neutrality, by which the Islands, their harbours and seas, as far as the eye can see, were considered neutral territory. Not that the French behaved, as they attempted to invade Jersey a year later in 1549 but were defeated by the militia.It is thought to be a 3rd-century Roman cargo vessel and was probably at anchor or grounded when the fire broke out.In 933 AD, the Cotentin Peninsula including Avranchin which included the islands, were placed by the French King Ranulf under the control of William I.It’s a damaging double standard, and one that women need to address if they’re looking for love, otherwise they might find themselves staying single for a long time.It’s no wonder that some shorter men might seem defensive about their size when the world is so keen to tell them it wishes they were a little bit taller.Anyone molesting Islanders would be excommunicated. The neutrality lasted another century, until William III of England abolished the privilege due to privateering activity against Dutch ships.