There are three cases of misgivings of the Spanish crown due to the alleged imminence of English settlements on the southernmost coasts of Western Patagonia, a territory located between the province of Chiloé and the American border. hese misgivings, which gave rise to royal maritime reconnaissance orders that fell back on the governor of Chiloé, were provoked by the arrival at the Spanish court of papeles de Londres in which the ambassadors announced that England was preparing to take one or more ports from the South Sea. he cases allow us to analyze how these papers that generated warnings and dispatches constitute interesting cases to understand the circulation of information within the Spanish Empire, and between the latter and England, as well as the dynamics of the local (Chiloé) in relation to the regional (Chile, viceroyalty of Peru) and imperial (courts of Madrid and London), and vice versa. his was done by crossing information from Chilean, Spanish and English archives, with the intention of analyzing the history of the most radical Indian periphery through its link with modern European history.
|Translated title of the contribution||The London papers and alerts of English encroachment. Chiloé and the coasts of Western Patagonia in the conlicts between Spain and England: 17th and 18th centuries|
|Number of pages||30|
|Journal||Melanges de la Casa de Velazquez|
|State||Published - 2018|