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Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles
Sir
Sir
Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles, FRS (6 July 1781 – 5 July 1826) was a British statesman, Lieutenant-Governor of British Java (1811–1815) and Governor-General of Bencoolen (1817–1822), best known for his founding of Modern Singapore. He was heavily involved in the conquest of the Indonesian island of Java
Java
from Dutch and French military forces during the Napoleonic Wars and contributed to the expansion of the British Empire
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Sir
Sir
Sir
is an honorific address used in a number of situations in many anglophone cultures. The term can be used as a formal prefix, especially in the Commonwealth, for males who have been given certain honours or titles (such as knights and baronets), where usage is strictly governed by law and custom. The term is also commonly used as a respectful way to address a man, usually of superior social status or holding a commissioned military rank. Equivalent terms of address to females are 'ma'am' or 'madam' in most cases, or in the case of a young woman, girl, or unmarried woman who prefers to be addressed as such, 'miss'
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Kingdom Of Holland
The Kingdom of Holland
Holland
(Dutch: Koninkrijk Holland, French: Royaume de Hollande) was set up by Napoléon Bonaparte as a puppet kingdom for his third brother, Louis Bonaparte, in order to better control the Netherlands. The name of the leading province, Holland, was now taken for the whole country
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Clerk (position)
A clerk (/klɑːrk/ or /klɜːrk/) is a white-collar worker who conducts general office tasks, or a worker who performs similar sales-related tasks in a retail environment (a retail clerk). The responsibilities of clerical workers commonly include record keeping, filing, staffing service counters, screening solicitors, and other administrative tasks.[1]Contents1 History and etymology 2 United States2.1 Clerical workers and unions3 Functions and titles 4 See also 5 ReferencesHistory and etymology[edit] The word clerk is derived from the Latin clericus meaning "cleric" or "clergyman", which is the latinisation of the Greek κληρικός (klērikos) from a word meaning a "lot" (in the sense of drawing lots) and hence an "apportionment" or "area of land".[2][3] The association derived from mediaeval courts, where writing was mainly entrusted to clergy because most laymen could not read. In this context, the word clerk meant "scholar"
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British East India Company
The East India
India
Company (EIC), also known as the Honourable East India Company (HEIC) or the British East India
India
Company and informally as John Company,[1] was an English and later British joint-stock company,[2] that was formed to pursue trade with the "East Indies"[citation needed] (in present-day terms, Maritime Southeast Asia), but ended up trading mainly with Qing China
Qing China
and seizing control of large parts of the Indian subcontinent. Originally chartered as the "Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading into the East Indies", the company rose to account for half of the world's trade[citation needed], particularly in basic commodities including cotton, silk, indigo dye, salt, saltpetre, tea, and opium
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Prince Of Wales Island (Malaysia)
Penang
Penang
Island, the most populous island city in Malaysia, is situated in the State of Penang. With a population of 738,500, it also forms Malaysia's second largest city by population, while Greater Penang, with 2.5 million inhabitants, is the nation's second most populous metropolis.[4] Its capital, George Town, has also been inscribed as a UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
since 2008. Founded by Francis Light
Francis Light
of the British East India Company
British East India Company
in 1786, Penang
Penang
Island, then named the Prince of Wales Island, was one of the first British possessions in Southeast Asia. Together with Singapore and Malacca, the island became part of the Straits Settlements, which was elevated into a British crown colony in 1867
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British Malaya
The term British Malaya
British Malaya
loosely describes a set of states on the Malay Peninsula and the island of Singapore
Singapore
that were brought under British control between the 18th and the 20th centuries. Unlike the term "British India", which excludes the Indian princely states, British Malaya is often used to refer to the Malay States
Malay States
under indirect British rule as well as the Straits Settlements that were under the sovereignty of the British Crown. Before the formation of Malayan Union
Malayan Union
in 1946, the territories were not placed under a single unified administration, with the exception during the immediate post-war period when a British military became the temporary administrator of Malaya. Instead, British Malaya comprised the Straits Settlements, the Federated Malay States, and the Unfederated Malay States
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Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
Asia
or Southeastern Asia
Asia
is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea
New Guinea
and north of Australia.[4] Southeast Asia
Asia
is bordered to the north by East Asia, to the west by South Asia
Asia
and Bay of Bengal, to the east by Oceania
Oceania
and Pacific Ocean, and to the south by Australia
Australia
and Indian Ocean. The region is the only part of Asia that lies partly within the Southern Hemisphere, although the majority of it is in the Northern Hemisphere
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Philip Dundas
Philip Dundas
Philip Dundas
(c.1763–1807) was a Scottish East India Company
East India Company
naval officer, president of the East India
India
Marine Board, and superintendent of Bombay
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Thomas Otho Travers
Thomas Otho Travers (25 September 1785 – 9 July 1844) was a soldier, a friend of (and later aide-de-camp to) Stamford Raffles, and author of The Journal of Thomas Otho Travers 1813-1820, published more than a century after his death.[1][2] He was born in Patrick Street, Cork, Ireland to Robert Travers a banker and Commissioner of the Peace for County Cork. Thomas was twelve years old when his father died, and became a cadet with the East India Company
East India Company
in 1803, arriving in Bengal on 2 September 1804. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant of the 20th Regiment, Bengal Native Infantry on the 21st of the same month.[1] In 1806 he was posted with his Regiment to Prince of Wales' Island (Penang), where he was to meet Stamford Raffles.[3] By 1811, Raffes was both de facto and de jure Lieutenant-Governor of Java
Java
and Travers and Captain Robert C
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Malay Language
Latin (Malay alphabet) Arabic script
Arabic script
(Jawi alphabet)[3] Thai alphabet
Thai alphabet
(in Thailand) Malay Braille Historically Pallava alphabet, Kawi alphabet, Rencong alphab
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Governor-General Of India
The Governor-General
Governor-General
of India (or, from 1858 to 1947, officially the Viceroy
Viceroy
and Governor-General
Governor-General
of India, commonly shortened to Viceroy of India) was originally the head of the British administration in India and, later, after Indian independence in 1947, the representative of the Indian head of state. The office was created in 1773, with the title of Governor-General
Governor-General
of the Presidency of Fort William
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Malacca
Malacca
Malacca
(Malay: Melaka; Tamil: மலாக்கா, simplified Chinese: 马六甲; traditional Chinese: 馬六甲), dubbed "The Historic State",[citation needed] is a state in Malaysia
Malaysia
located in the southern region of the Malay Peninsula, next to the Strait of Malacca. The state is bordered by Negeri Sembilan
Negeri Sembilan
to the north and west and Johor
Johor
to the south. The exclave of Cape Rachado also borders Negeri Sembilan to the north. Its capital is Malacca
Malacca
City, which is 148 kilometres (92 miles) south east of Malaysia's capital city Kuala Lumpur, 235 kilometres (146 miles) north west of Johor's largest city Johor
Johor
Bahru, and 95 km (59 miles) north west of Johor's second largest city, Batu Pahat
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Indonesia
Coordinates: 5°S 120°E / 5°S 120°E / -5; 120 Republic
Republic
of Indonesia Republik Indonesia  (Indonesian)FlagNational emblemMotto:  Bhinneka Tunggal Ika
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Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Yorkshire
(/ˈjɔːrkʃər, -ʃɪər/; abbreviated Yorks), formally known as the County of York, is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom.[3] Due to its great size in comparison to other English counties, functions have been undertaken over time by its subdivisions, which have also been subject to periodic reform
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Robert Stopford (Royal Navy Officer)
Admiral Sir Robert Stopford GCB GCMG (5 February 1768 – 25 June 1847), was a distinguished officer in the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
whose career spanned over 60 years, from the French Revolutionary Wars
French Revolutionary Wars
to the Syrian War.Contents1 Naval career 2 Family 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksNaval career[edit] Stopford was the third son of James Stopford, 2nd Earl of Courtown, and his wife Mary (née Powys). He joined the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
in 1780 and became a Lieutenant
Lieutenant
in 1785.[1] Commander Stopford was captain of Ferret between December 1789 and October 1790
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