Socotra seized by Afonso de Albuquerque

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Historical Context Note

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

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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 29 August 2014.]