Socotra seized by Afonso de Albuquerque (22 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

He built a fortress on the island in order to close access to the Red Sea and prevent Arab trade with India.

Citation:
Editors. "Socotra seized by Afonso de Albuquerque". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=9868, accessed 02 December 2016.]