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Brian Vale

Brian Vale is a naval historian. He was a British Council officer in Brazil, the Middle East and Spain and from 1987-1991 he served as Assistant Director General in London. He was a contributor to the official history of the Brazilian Navy and is the author of Independence or Death, A War Betwixt Englishmen, and A Frigate of King George (all I.B.Tauris).

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Cochrane in the Pacific
Fortune and Freedom in Spanish America

I.B. Tauris
In 1818, the revolutionary government of Chile was poised to attack Peru, the last bastion of Spanish power on the continent. The new ruler, the half-Irish...
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A Frigate of King George
Life and Duty on a British Man-of-War

I.B. Tauris
What was life really like on a wooden warship? Brian Vale takes a look at life on board the 42-gun frigate HMS Doris, from Bombay in 1807 to Valparaiso in...
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A War Betwixt Englishmen
Brazil Against Argentina on the River Plate

I.B. Tauris
In 1825, the Empire of Brazil went to war with the Republic of Argentina. The pretext was control of the north bank of the Plate, and consequently of the river...
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Independence or Death
British Sailors and Brazilian Independence, 1822-1825

I.B. Tauris
On 7th September 1822, Dom Pedro, Prince Regent of Brazil, declared his country independent and began the war of liberation against Portugal. Based on research...
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