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By W. Edmundson

ISBN-10: 1349381098

ISBN-13: 9781349381098

This booklet units out to relate the contributions to and effect at the background of Chile that British viewers and immigrants have had, no longer as bystanders yet as key avid gamers, beginning in 1554 with the English Queen 'Bloody Mary' turning into Queen of Chile, and finishing with the decline of British impact following the second one international warfare.

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James Weddell, A Voyage towards the South Pole¸ 1825 A t the close of the Seven Years’ War (1756–1762), there was at last a period of peace between England and Spain, during the reign of George III. At that time, the British Admiralty was worried that the Spanish, Dutch, and French might overtake England in overseas trade and decided to send Commodore John Byron, who had sailed as a midshipman on Anson’s expedition, to explore the southern Pacific, with the additional task of finding whether a southern continent really existed.

This was certainly a fabrication that FitzRoy was suitably shocked by, and the Fuegians may have been put up to this by sailors below deck. Lucas 34 A History of the British Presence in Chile Bridges adds, “When asked if they ate dogs when hungry, they said they did not, as dogs were useful for catching otter, whereas the old women were of no use at all” (1951, 34); this response was probably also a tale intended to astound and scandalize their listeners. FitzRoy conceived a grand plan with great enthusiasm.

The voyage provided accurate soundings and descriptions of the strait that were the source over many years for future charts. Narborough’s Journal reports his taking possession of the bay and river, on both banks, at Port Desire in the name of Charles II (the recently restored monarch) and his descendants. There may in fact have been more territory claimed for the King. Barros (1988, 43) quotes from the diary of Richard Williams, who traveled on the Sweepstakes, that Narborough took possession in April 1670 at Port Desire of the southern coast of Patagonia, from Rio de la Plata to the Magellan Strait, thinking of making it British colony.

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