Raffles and the British Invasion of Java

On a warm August afternoon in 1811, an army of ten,000 British redcoats splashed ashore through the muddy shallows off Batavia (the former title of Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital) to conquer the Dutch colony of Java. They would keep on being there for 5 turbulent many years. Drawing on each British and Javanese archival resources, this entertaining and remarkably readable narrative historical past-cum-biography…


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