Falkland Islands and Dependencies

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. France established a settlement in 1764 and Britain a second settlement in 1765. In 1770 Spain bought out the French and drove off the British. In 1806 Spanish rule was overthrown in Argentina, and the Argentinians claimed to succeed Spain in the French and British settlements in 1820. The British objected and reclaimed their settlement in 1832 as a Crown Colony.

Books of Reference

  1. Falkland Islands and Dependencies. Biennial Report: 1972–73. HMSO, 1976Google Scholar
  2. Falkland islands Journal. Stanley, from 1967Google Scholar
  3. Phipps, C., What Future for the Falklands? London, 1977Google Scholar
  4. Strange, I. J., The Falkland Islands. Newton Abbot, 1972Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1981

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  • John Paxton

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