A History of the British Presence in Chile: From Bloody Mary by William Edmundson

By William Edmundson

Chileans are frequently known as the ‘English of South America’. This publication narrates the super impression that British viewers and immigrants have had at the background of Chile, beginning in 1554 with ‘Bloody Mary’ turning into Queen of Chile. this is often an educated, entire, and balanced account that comes with unique learn, and should entice scholars of Latin American background, the final reader, and tourists to Chile. Edmundson tells numerous tales, together with Charles Darwin’s seventeen months in Chile, the British stamp at the historical past of Patagonia, the tale of the ‘Nitrate King’, and British participation within the warfare of Independence.

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4, 171). Cook also found “scurvy grass” in damp places in the Magellan Strait, and used this as a cure. The second voyage was notable too because Cook took a chronometer with him to test: the Kendall K-1, a copy of Harrison’s famous H-4 of 1760. This chronometer changed the nature of navigation by enabling longitude to be correctly and quickly calculated. Cook also took K-1 on his third and final voyage, and an account published at the time said that this watch stopped ticking when Cook was murdered in 1779.

He had seen Chile as a very young man. 1057/9780230101210 - A History of the British Presence in Chile, William Edmundson 38 A History of the British Presence in Chile Liverpool on his first voyage in a sailing ship, the Hoghton Tower, bound for Valparaíso via Cape Horn, which they reached in the middle of winter. It took nearly two months to get round. The ship then arrived in Valparaíso and sailed on to Iquique to take on a cargo of nitrates. Shackleton stayed with the Hoghton Tower for the next four years, rounding Cape Horn five times.

Nevertheless, it provoked an angry reprisal in Santiago. ” The Anglo-Spanish War ended in 1604 with the Treaty of London, negotiated between Philip III (Philip II’s son) and James I. The terms committed England to renounce its buccaneering ways against Spain. 1057/9780230101210 - A History of the British Presence in Chile, William Edmundson Pirates, Buccaneers, Privateers, Corsairs, Circumnavigators 17 July 1670. The terms of this agreement stipulated that England could keep Jamaica and the Cayman Islands in exchange for guarantees that Spain’s commercial monopoly in America would not be challenged.

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