Monday, October 24, 2011

Battle of Swally 1612

Battle of Swally:
It was fought between Portuguese and English in 1612.

The Portuguese did not like the establishment of the factory at Surat. They invaded it. Captain Best, who established the factory defeated them.

Surat remained the seat of the British activity in India upto 1686.

Raikes, Charles, "The Englishman of India", 1867, London

Further Reference:
Wikipedia Article on Battle of Swally

Sir James Lancaster

Sir James Lancaster: He was the first commander of the first fleet sent by the East India company to India. It consisted of four big ships and one small boat. The names of the ships and boat were The Dragon, The Hector, The Swan, The Ascension and The Guest.

The fleet under the command of Sir James Lancaster was manned by 480 seamen.

It sailed for India on April 22, 1601.

Raikes, Charles, "The Englishman of India", 1867, London.

Further References:
Wikipedia Note on Sir James Lancaster (Click to Access)

George Earl of Cumberland

George of Earl of Cumberland: He was the person received the first charter of East India Company on December 31, 1600. It was given along with him to 215 knights, aldermen and merchants. The charter was given for fifteen years.

Raikes, Charles, "The Englishman of India", 1867, London

Thomas Stevens

Thomas Stevens: Thomas Stevens was the first Englishman to round the Cape of Good Hope and reached India. He was member of Jesuit mission to Goa. He traveled in a Portuguese ship. He was a native of Wiltshire. He studied in New College, Oxford. He was in India in 1579.

Source: Raikes, Charles, "The Englishman in India", 1867, London.

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