Drawing on both British and Javanese archival sources, this entertaining and highly readable narrative history-cum-biography explores the bloody battles and furious controversies that marked British rule in Java, and reveals the future founder of Singapore, Thomas Stamford in a shocking new light, showing how he crushed dissent, looted palaces and incited massacres to further his own insatiable ambitions. The book features the dramatic Battle of Batavia, the sinister British expedition to Palembang, the 1812 sacking and looting of Yogyakarta, and various fights between soldiers and civilians, buffaloes and tigers, and Englishmen and Javanese.

Raffles and the British Invasion of Java

SKU: 054174
$18.50 Regular Price
$14.80Sale Price
  • ISBN

    9789814358859
  • Authors

    Hannigan, Tim
  • Extent

    368
  • Format

    Paperback
  • Year

    2012
  • Publisher

    Monsoon Books

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