British take Rangoon (25 words)

Historical Context Note

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

Context

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.

Citation:
Editors. "British take Rangoon". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=17852, accessed 11 December 2016.]