British take Rangoon

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Historical Context Note

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.
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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 28 November 2014.]