White Rajah: A Biography of Sir James Brooke

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Sir James Brooke was an extraordinary 'eminent' Victorian, whose life was the stuff of legend.His curious career began in 1841 when he was caught up in a war in Brunei which had started because a party of local Dayaks had refused to furl their umbrellas in the presence of the Sultan. Brooke was an opportunist who, with the Sultan's backing, made war on the Dayaks tribespeople and eventually found himself ruling over Sarawak - a kingdom the size of England - as a result. How he achieved it is a romantic, sometimes horrifying ...

White Rajah: A Biography of Sir James Brooke 2003, Abacus (UK)

ISBN-13: 9780349116730

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White Rajah: A Biography of Sir James Brooke 2003, Little, Brown Young Readers, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780316859202

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