Dutch massacre English colonists at Amboyna (33 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors
  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 10.4.4: Indonesian Writing and Culture.


Twenty English colonists are massacred by agents of the Dutch East India Company on the Indonesian island of Ambon (present-day Maluku), where the two companies are rivals for control of the spice trade.

Editors. "Dutch massacre English colonists at Amboyna". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15901, accessed 23 October 2016.]