George Anson’s Voyage to the Pacific and the Defense at the Margins of the Empire

Sabrina Guerra Moscoso

Producción científica: Contribución a una revistaArtículorevisión exhaustiva


In 1740, Commodore George Anson’s expedition to the Pacific once more demonstrated the chronic fragility of Spanish defenses in the entire region. The success and impunity enjoyed by the British privateer illustrated the need for the Spanish crown to consider serious defense reform. The main reforms focused on the improvement of the Armada Real and the construction of fortifications. This article seeks to determine how successful Bourbon reforms were in improving the defense system in the Pacific after Anson´s expedition. For the Spanish crown the Pacific was a peripheral region that for a long time had been dealing with threats and challenges from other colonial powers. This article will also assess the empowerment of local authorities and merchants to face the menace posed by the British and other colonial powers.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)219-234
Número de páginas16
PublicaciónTerrae Incognitae
EstadoPublicada - 2 sep. 2019


Profundice en los temas de investigación de 'George Anson’s Voyage to the Pacific and the Defense at the Margins of the Empire'. En conjunto forman una huella única.

Citar esto