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Francis Light


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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Captain Francis Light was the founder of the British colony of Penang and its capital George Town in 1786. Light was baptised in Dallinghoo, Suffolk, England on 15 December 1740. His mother was given as Mary Light, though his father preferred to remain anonymous. He was taken in by a relative, the nobleman William Negus, and educated in elementary school with the Negus children, but was apprenticed early to a Naval Surgeon. It was initially thought that Light was the illegitimate son of William Negus, but according to Noël Francis Light Purdon, the 6-times great-grandson of Francis Light, Negus was paid to look after him and be his guardian throughout his schooling. Light served as a Royal Navy midshipman from 1759 to 1763, but went out to seek his fortune in the colonies. From 1765, he worked as a private country trader. For about ten years he had his headquarters in Salang, Thailand, near Phuket, reviving a failed French trading post

Product Specifications
SKU :COC74226
AuthorMaria Ukropcova
Number of Pages104
Publishing Year2011-10-02T00:00:00.000
Edition1 st
Book TypeModern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandVDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Product Packaging InfoBox
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Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com2015-10-08 00:00:00
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