The White Rajahs of Sarawak – Robert Payne (1960) (1st edition)

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The White Rajahs of Sarawak – Robert Payne (1960) (1st edition)

S$66.00

Title: The White Rajahs of Sarawak
Author: Robert Payne
Publisher: Funk and Wagnalls, New York, 1960. First edition.
Condition: Hardcover, cloth, in very good condition. Dust jacket has wear and soiling mostly around the edges.

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The story of the Brooke dynasty, James, Charles, and Vyner, Rajahs of Sarawak for over a hundred years.

The White Rajahs were a dynastic monarchy of the English Brooke family, who founded and ruled the Kingdom of Sarawak, located on the island of Borneo, from 1841 to 1946. The first ruler was Englishman James Brooke. As a reward for helping the Sultanate of Brunei fight piracy and insurgency among the indigenous peoples, he was granted the landmass of Sarawak in 1841 and received independent kingdom status.