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By W. Edmundson

This e-book units out to relate the contributions to and effect at the historical past 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 effect following the second one global struggle.

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He claimed to know the coasts of southern South America, but on arrival there he showed that he was ignorant of the region. At his request, he was put ashore in the Bay of Valdivia near a Spanish fort, and he never returned to the ship. Don Carlos was captured with four English companions and interrogated in Valparaíso. They were then sent on to Lima, where they were executed. The Batchelor separated from the Sweepstakes during a storm and returned to England with the news that Narborough’s ship was lost.

So, when Captain George Vancouver was commissioned to explore and show the flag in the Pacific in the new HMS Discovery, he was also accompanied by the armed tender HMS Chatham. Vancouver had sailed with James Cook in the Resolution on the second voyage, as a boy of thirteen, and as a midshipman in the third voyage on the Discovery. Vancouver’s ships left England in April 1791 on what turned out to be a five-year voyage of exploration that focused on the Pacific, but they also completed yet another circumnavigation of the globe.

Strictly speaking, these were privateers who acted with at least the informal understanding of the Chilean patriot forces that any attack on Spanish interests was to be welcomed. In 1817, Captain Mackay led a party of six unemployed English sailors on a sortie against Spanish shipping in a launch called La Fortuna. Their motives were probably more piratical than altruistic. They left Valparaíso and captured two Spanish ships, the Minerva off Arica, and then the Spanish brig Santa María, which had dispatches from the Spanish authorities in Peru to the royalists in Chile.

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