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

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