British take Rangoon (25 words)

Historical Context Note

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  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 10.4.2: Hong Kong, Singaporean, Malaysian and Myanmar Writing and Culture.


William Amherst, the Governor-General of British India, had declared war against the Burmese in February. Now the British take Rangoon, then the capital of Burma.

Editors. "British take Rangoon". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[, accessed 25 October 2016.]