The British Traveler that Established a Kingdom in Asia

On 16 December 1838 a schooner called “the Royalist” dived in from England to Singapore. Its proprietor, a previous soldier called James Brooke had actually created a team of old pals to take place an experience in Southeast Asia, discovering the island of Borneo. It would certainly be 9 years till he returned, as well as already he was no more a civilian. He had actually come to be the initial of a collection of leaders called the White Rajahs of Sarawak, a de-facto independent state on the island. This is the tale of just how James Brooke established an empire that would certainly last 100 years, as well as a state that still exists today.


Harmony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90 – II. Andante – Johannes Brahms
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Danse sacrée et danse profane – 1. Danse sacrée – Claude Debussy
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Intro & Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28 (Violin & piano arr.) – Camille Saint-Saëns
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The Crown of India, Op. 66 – 2. Menuetto (For Army Band – Winterbottom) – Edward Elgar
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Harmony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73 – II. Adagio non toppo – Johannes Brahms
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2nd Collection for Armed Force Band, Op. 28 no. 2 – II. Track without Words: ‘I’ll Love My Love’. Andante – Gustav Holst
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First Collection for Armed Force Band, Op. 28 no. 1 – I. Chaconne – Gustav Holst
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II. Venus, the Bringer of Tranquility – Gustav Holst
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White Rajah: A Bio of Sir James Brooke – Nigel Barley (2002)

Power as well as Expertise: The Beginnings of Brooke Royalty in Sarawak – J. H. Pedestrian (2002)

Economic Modification in East Malaysia: Sabah as well as Sarawak because 1850 – Amarjit Kaur (1998)

Brooke Raj – Encyclopedia Britannica

Background of Sarawak –