French abandon siege of Madras when a British fleet arrives (28 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

The French, under the command of Comte de Lally, abandon the city of Madras, which they had been besieging since December 1758, on the arrival of a British fleet.

Citation:
Editors. "French abandon siege of Madras when a British fleet arrives". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=17738, accessed 09 December 2016.]