A History of the British Presence in Chile: From Bloody Mary to Charles Darwin and the Decline of British Influence

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Springer, 26 oct. 2009 - 276 páginas
This book sets out to narrate the contributions to and influence on the history of Chile that British visitors and immigrants have had, not as bystanders but as key players, starting in 1554 with the English Queen 'Bloody Mary' becoming Queen of Chile, and ending with the decline of British influence following the Second World War.
 

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Índice

A Mysterious Sympathy
1
1 Pirates Buccaneers Privateers Corsairs and Circumnavigators
7
2 Explorers by Sea
27
3 British Naturalists in Chile
41
4 Chiles Wars
54
5 Visitors and Explorers on Land
83
6 British Artists in Chile
95
7 British Communities in Chile
102
11 Railways
175
12 Education
191
13 Religion
197
14 Sports
215
15 The Battle of Coronel
221
16 The Decline of British Influence
228
Family Names and Geography
233
Appendices
243

8 Commerce and Industry
131
9 Mining
147
10 Banking
169

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Sobre el autor (2009)

William (Eddie) Edmundson works as a consultant and writer in Recife, Brazil, following a career in teacher training and management with the British Council that has taken him to Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and his most recent appointment as Director Cuba. Fluent in Spanish (and Portuguese), he started research into the history of the British presence in Chile while Director of the Chilean-British Institute in Concepción, in 1984-1990. His most recent book also has a strong focus on Chile - The Nitrate King: A biography of John Thomas North, published April 2011. William Edmundson has also published widely on English language teaching, and on the survival of steam locomotives in Latin America.

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