After leaving ‘Albania’ on November 11, 1848, at the end of his first journey, Lear spent nine days in quarantine on the island of Santa Maura, present-day Lefkada. Since 1810, Lefkada had been ruled by the British, who, by 1815, were in control of Corfu and the other Ionian islands. It wasn’t until 1864 that “The United States of the Ionian Islands“ were finally ceded to Greece.
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After his quaratine, ….
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