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The White Rajahs of Sarawak : a Borneo dynasty

  title={The White Rajahs of Sarawak : a Borneo dynasty},
  author={B. Reece},
  • B. Reece
  • Published 2004
  • Geography
  • In 1838, James Brooke left England in search of adventure and reward in the far-off islands of Southeast Asia...By 1841 he had founded the dynasty that was to become known as the White Rajahs of Sarawak. In 1838 Charles Brooke left England seeking to establish a chain of trading posts throughout Southeast Asia. Instead, he met and undertook missions for the powerful Sultan of Brunei, successfully pursuing and driving out pirates and rebel forces. As a reward, he was given Sarawak, an area in… CONTINUE READING
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