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By W. Edmundson

ISBN-10: 0230101216

ISBN-13: 9780230101210

ISBN-10: 1349381098

ISBN-13: 9781349381098

This booklet units out to relate the contributions to and impact at the historical past 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' changing into Queen of Chile, and finishing with the decline of British effect following the second one global struggle.

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This first visit to Tierra del Fuego on the voyage was to return the Fuegian passengers and deliver an Anglican missionary. 42 A History of the British Presence in Chile 2. Tierra del Fuego: May and June 1834. 3. West coast of Chile: June 1834 to July 1835. The time Darwin spent on the west coast can be divided into the following periods: • Valparaíso: July 23 to November 10, 1834. During this stay Darwin embarked on his first expedition overland in Chile (in August 1834), from Valparaíso to Santiago.

After clearing the Le Maire Strait, Anson wrote, “We had a continual succession of such tempestuous weather as surprised the oldest and most experienced mariners on board, and obliged them to confess that what they had hitherto called storms were inconsiderable gales compared with the violence of these winds” (1748, chapter 6). Another ship in the fleet, HMS Wager, with a midshipman called Byron on board, was wrecked off Chile in the Guayanecos Islands. After the ship struck rocks off the island that now bears the name of Isla Wager, many of the crew reached the shore in safety.

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.

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