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

By W. Edmundson

This e-book units out to relate the contributions to and effect at the heritage of Chile that British viewers and immigrants have had, now not as bystanders yet as key avid gamers, beginning in 1554 with the English Queen 'Bloody Mary' changing into Queen of Chile, and finishing with the decline of British impression following the second one international battle.

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In August 1828, after battling for nearly two years the storms of Tierra del Fuego, Pringle Stokes shot himself in his cabin aboard the Explorers by Sea 33 Beagle. The demands of the surveying work had proved too much, with scurvy affecting the crew, his maps and charts full of errors, and the rigors of working among the desolation and constant storms along the coastline. Stokes is buried in a small British cemetery at San Juan, south of Punta Arenas, near Port Famine. There is a commemoration once a year when Chilean Navy officers and representatives of the British community visit the grave to lay wreaths.

The most famous of the clippers was the Cutty Sark, which regularly sailed to Australia from Britain in under eighty days. However, the fastest passage from Britain to Australia, rounding Cape Horn, was made by the Thermopylae in 1868–1869 in a voyage of sixty-one days, London to Melbourne. From around 1890 to the 1930s, spanning the opening of the Panama Canal, the windjammer came into being—a steel-built square-rigger with between three and five masts—which competed side by side with the steam ships.

In the same month, Sharpe attempted to extort cattle from inhabitants of Port Hillo, near Arica, but he scurried back to his ship when Spanish Pirates, Buccaneers, Privateers, Corsairs, Circumnavigators 19 horsemen challenged his party. In December, they attacked Coquimbo and La Serena, capturing the settlements in fierce fighting, but were again sent packing by the Spaniards. Having had his fill of action, Sharpe sailed to the Juan Fernández Islands for rest and recuperation, with the intention of returning to England via the Magellan Strait.

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