British take Masulipatam

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Historical Context Note

British forces take the city of Masulipatam (in present-day Andra Pradesh) from the French. When British traders settled there in 1611, it was their first base on the Bay of Bengal, but since 1686 it has been in the possession of French and Dutch colonists.
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Editors. "British take Masulipatam". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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