Dutch massacre English colonists at Amboyna

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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.

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Editors. "Dutch massacre English colonists at Amboyna". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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