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Author: Henry Keppel, James BrookePublisher: Chapman and HallYear published: 1847Book contributor: Oxford UniversityLanguage: English0 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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The Chinese War having terminated, Captain Keppel in H.­M.­S. Dido appointed to command of the Straits station.--­Meeting with Mr. Brooke.--­Sketch of his life.--­Mr. Brooke's outward voyage in the Royalist.--­Touch

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James, Rajah of Sarawak,­KCB (born James Brooke; 29 April 1803 – 11 June 1868) was a British adventurer whose exploits in areas of the British Empire led to him becoming the first White Rajah of Sarawak. In 1833, He inherited £30,­000, which he used as capital to purchase a 142-­ton schooner, The Royalist. Setting sail for Borneo in 1838, he arrived in Kuching in August to find the settlement facing an Iban and Bidayuh uprising against the Sultan of Brunei. Greatly impressed with the Malay Archipelago, in Sarawak he met Pangeran Muda Hashim, to whom he gave assistance in crushing the rebellion, thereby winning the allegiance of the Sultan, who in 1841 offered Brooke the governorship of Sarawak in return for his help. Raja Brooke was highly successful in suppressing the widespread piracy of the region. He was granted the title of Rajah of Sarawak on 24 September 1841, partly attributed to his relationship with a daughter of the Sultan, although the official declaration was not made . . .

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Author: Henry Keppel, James BrookePublisher: Chapman and HallYear published: 1846Book contributor: Oxford UniversityLanguage: English1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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