East India Company acquires Penang off Malay coast (22 words)

Historical Context Note

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

Context

Purchased from the sultan of Kedah, the island became a major trading entrepot and base for further British expansion in south-east Asia.

Citation:
Editors. "East India Company acquires Penang off Malay coast". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=4289, accessed 10 December 2016.]