Travel Gears

December 24, 2007

James Brooke: First Adventurer and An Interloper and A Survivor

James Brooke, the first white Rajahs of Sarawak after deposing the Brunei Malay Pengiran Indera Mahkota Muhamad Salleh, the Governor that was popularly known as Pengiran Mahkota in the history of Sarawak ,in 1841. He ruled until 1867 and replaced by his nephew, Charles Brooke.
James Brooke was also socially known as a Jolly Bachelor when his ship was accordingly named. Nonetheless he had brief relationship with two women that a few historians now claimed he might be a gay. He might be a wild bachelor too. A historian once wrote that the Sarawak he founded was "a bastard of British colonialism".

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