Raffles and the British Invasion of Java



❮Download❯ ➹ Raffles and the British Invasion of Java ➾ Author Tim Hannigan – E17streets4all.co.uk On a hot August afternoon in , an army of , British redcoats splashed ashore through the muddy shallows off Batavia the former name of Jakarta, Indonesia s capital to conquer the Dutch colony of Java On a hot August afternoon in , an the British MOBI ò army of , British redcoats splashed ashore through the muddy shallows off Batavia the former name of Jakarta, Indonesia s capital to conquer the Dutch colony of Java They would remain there for five turbulent Raffles and PDF/EPUB ² years Drawing on both British and Javanese archival sources, this entertaining and highly readable narrative history cum biography explores the bloody battles and furious controversies that marked British rule in Java, and reveals the future founder of Singapore, Thomas Stamford Raffles long celebrated as and the British eBook ↠ a hero, a liberal and a visionary in a shocking new light, showing how he crushed dissent, looted palaces and incited massacres to further his own insatiable ambitions The book features the dramatic Battle of Batavia, the sinister British expedition to Palembang, thesacking and looting of Yogyakarta, and various fights between soldiers and civilians, buffaloes and tigers, and Englishmen and Javanese.Raffles and the British Invasion of Java

Tim Hannigan was born in Penzance in Cornwall the British MOBI ò in the far west of the United Kingdom and specialises in writing about Indonesia and South Asia He has contributed features and images to various newspapers and magazines in Asia, the Middle East, North America Raffles and PDF/EPUB ² and the UKBefore becoming a full time writer Tim worked as a chef and an English teacher His first book, Murder in the Hindu Kush The History Press, , was shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Prize His second book, Raffles and the British and the British eBook ↠ Invasion of Java Monsoon Books, , won the John Brooks Award He also wrote A Brief History of Indonesia Tuttle, , and edited and wrote new chapters for Willard Hanna s classic narrative history of Bali, now republished as A Brief History of Bali Tuttle, He has worked on guidebooks to destinations including Nepal, India, Myanmar, Bali and Cornwall.

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  • 340 pages
  • Raffles and the British Invasion of Java
  • Tim Hannigan
  • English
  • 23 February 2018
  • 981435886X

10 thoughts on “Raffles and the British Invasion of Java

  1. says:

    My knowledge of Asian history is very poor I thought Thomas Stamford Raffles was a famous hotelier I now know that he was the founder of modern Singapore and the hotel that bears his name, was named in his honour, long after Raffles had died.But what of Raffles in his younger years In this work by Tim Hannigan, Raffles is far from a heroic figure Engraving of Raffles, from his Wikipedia pageAmbitious, greedy, brutal and in some cases, incompetent The only thing Hanni My knowledge of Asian history is very poor I thought Thomas Stamford Raffles was a famous hotelier I now know that he was the founder of modern Singapore and the hotel that bears his name, was named in his honour, long after Raffles had died.But what of Raffles in his younger years In this work by Tim Hannigan, Raffles is far from a heroic figure Engraving of Raffles, from his Wikipedia pageAmbitious, greedy, brutal and in some cases, incompetent The only thing Hannigan and most historians agreed on was that Raffles adored his first wife and that she was a notable flirt As yet, I haven t found another source that says Olivia was an alcoholic After Olivia s death at a relatively young age Raffles was heartbroken and erected a beautiful monument as tribute to her in what is now the Bogor Botanical Gardens in West Java.He remarried,to the plain Sophia, and Hannigan alleges she and Raffles faithful underling Otho Travers are responsible for much of the reinvention of the Raffles legend after Raffles died of a brain tumour in England in 1826.My lack of knowledge of the history means I m rating this book as how it was as a read and for me it was very entertaining Hannigan has a lovely relaxed writing style which kept me entertained to the end But harping on certain issues, like Rollo Gillespie s small stature Olivia s alleged alcoholism did become tiresome

  2. says:

    Raffles and the British Invasion of Java, by Tim Hannigan, is a well researched and well written book Tim Hannigan presents Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles 6 July 1781 5 July 1826 in a way he has rarely been seen not as a liberal paragon, but as a flawed, overly ambitious man He is presented as intelligent and creative, but also as willful, petty and somewhat of a hypocrite An examination of the life and legacy of the man often credited with the success that is Singapore This book looks at Raffles and the British Invasion of Java, by Tim Hannigan, is a well researched and well written book Tim Hannigan presents Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles 6 July 1781 5 July 1826 in a way he has rarely been seen not as a liberal paragon, but as a flawed, overly ambitious man He is presented as intelligent and creative, but also as willful, petty and somewhat of a hypocrite An examination of the life and legacy of the man often credited with the success that is Singapore This book looks at what happened when the British invaded Java It s not an alternate history or an episode of Doctor Who The British did invade and occupied Java for almost five years Aug 1811 March 1816 The changes, reforms and consequences of that half decade resonated long after they left From government structure, land division and the administration of tax districts Raffles policies and decisions would have lasting consequences for himself, his family, Indonesia and for Great Britain.The man who is touted as a great reformer isoften revealed as an example of colonial excess, greed and cultural disregard

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    I do not normally read biographies but having met Tim Hannigan at The Penzance Literary Festival in July where he was running a workshop on travel writing I thought I would give this book a try I was not disappointed The author puts the reader squarely in the thick of the action We can smell the jungle, the smoke and cordite of the muskets and hear the sound of canon fire, the cries of the combatants and the rattling of the sabers This is an account of a short lived campaign of the British a I do not normally read biographies but having met Tim Hannigan at The Penzance Literary Festival in July where he was running a workshop on travel writing I thought I would give this book a try I was not disappointed The author puts the reader squarely in the thick of the action We can smell the jungle, the smoke and cordite of the muskets and hear the sound of canon fire, the cries of the combatants and the rattling of the sabers This is an account of a short lived campaign of the British army at the height of its empire and according to Hannigan, Raffles comes out of it with an extremely tarnished reputation Raffles is famous as the founder of Singapore and London zoo But it seems he was an opportunist out to make a quick buck He was involved with corruption, turned a blind eye to slavery and complicit in inciting the massacre of Dutch citizens This is all theshocking because of the high esteem in which his memory is held by many.This book is an extremely good read and I highly recommend it

  4. says:

    As a Singaporean trying to understandabout the man whose overwhelming charm, intellect and preeminence is second only to founding father Lee Kuan Yew, this book served its purpose.It also came withthan a bag full of unexpected surprises The author, Tim Hannigan, is prone to losing himself in exceedingly long poetic descriptions of scenic Java I found this rather disorientating and out of place for what essentially is a book on history, but perhaps that was because the history I was As a Singaporean trying to understandabout the man whose overwhelming charm, intellect and preeminence is second only to founding father Lee Kuan Yew, this book served its purpose.It also came withthan a bag full of unexpected surprises The author, Tim Hannigan, is prone to losing himself in exceedingly long poetic descriptions of scenic Java I found this rather disorientating and out of place for what essentially is a book on history, but perhaps that was because the history I was used to reading were too heavy In any case, once Hannigan is satisfied with his literary indulgences, he rolls up his sleeves and gets into the mud of facts and boy, was it muddy.Clearly, the author intended the reader to leave the book disillusioned with Raffle s gloriously bright legacy Yet that legacy was so ridiculously clean it should have been obvious in the first place So what Hannigan has truly done was to breathe life back into a historic figure who had prematurely lost all remnants of character due to excessive whitewashing.Through Hannigan s descriptions, we see Raffle s insecurity and psychopathic ambition Through Raffle s insecurity and psychopathic ambition, we come to realise the extent of his humanness Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles had been a very bad boy indeed, but ironically that inspireslove for him than the impeccable image epitomized in his statue along Singapore River I picked up Raffles and the British Invasion of Java expecting a Napoleon, a Caesar, an epic with highs and lows and historic greatness What Raffles offered was very much less, both in terms of historical significance and greatness of character Yet it was exactly his small mindedness and reckless ambition that made me feelattached to Raffles than either Napoleon or Caesar Put simply, the story of Raffles resonates precisely because it is the story of a flawed human pretending to greatness, a story that I can relate to

  5. says:

    There is a fantastic amount of research that went into writing this book It is well cited, and quite in depth Despite all this, the author does a pretty good job of maintaining a decent narrative flow throughout the book.The writer doesn t hide his disdain for Raffles, and explores some other intriguing characters as well The book has some wonderful passages of prose that add to the mystique of the real java as opposed to simply focusing on the colonial characters as the title might suggest There is a fantastic amount of research that went into writing this book It is well cited, and quite in depth Despite all this, the author does a pretty good job of maintaining a decent narrative flow throughout the book.The writer doesn t hide his disdain for Raffles, and explores some other intriguing characters as well The book has some wonderful passages of prose that add to the mystique of the real java as opposed to simply focusing on the colonial characters as the title might suggest I enjoyed reading it, and would recommend it to others

  6. says:

    Menceritakan usaha Inggris menguasai Jawa selama lima tahun Namun, menemui kegagalan Alih alih berkompromi dengan para raja lokal, mereka justru mengacak2 kerajaan2 dan mengubah tatanannya Sehingga koloni Inggris runtuh dengan sendirinya.Dapat menjadi renungan orang Indonesia yg beranggapan jika dijajah Inggris maka nasib Indonesia akan lebih baik spt Malaysia dan Singapura.

  7. says:

    Orang Jawa selalu menganggap orang Eropa sebagai ras palung aneh Berdasarkan kisah wayang kulit yang penuh kiasan, mereka cenderung menganggap orang Belanda sebagai badut hal 117Saya ingat dari mana asal buku ini Sebagai bukan penyuka buku sejarah, menemukan buku ini ada di antara timbunan, tentunya langsung membuat saya teringat dari mana asal buku yang satu ini.Buku ini merupakan salah satu buku bookswap yang saya ambil atas rekomendasi seorang sahabat Pemilik sebelumnya juag saya kenal, b Orang Jawa selalu menganggap orang Eropa sebagai ras palung aneh Berdasarkan kisah wayang kulit yang penuh kiasan, mereka cenderung menganggap orang Belanda sebagai badut hal 117Saya ingat dari mana asal buku ini Sebagai bukan penyuka buku sejarah, menemukan buku ini ada di antara timbunan, tentunya langsung membuat saya teringat dari mana asal buku yang satu ini.Buku ini merupakan salah satu buku bookswap yang saya ambil atas rekomendasi seorang sahabat Pemilik sebelumnya juag saya kenal, bahkan nama kami begitu mirip he he he Seharusnya buku ini tidak ada di rak saya Karena isinya sangat bagus, perlu dibagikan pada generasi muda dari pada sekedar memenuhi rak buku aka altar ego saya Kertasnya memang mulai menguning, tapi isinya tetaplah menawan Sepertinya saya tahu, sekolah mana yang akan menampung buku ini

  8. says:

    Entertaining historical book of someone that usually called as pioneer and reformer of Southeast Asia during the colonial era This book explained Raffles as the other side of a coin, a person with greed, ambition, racist view and never hesitated to crush his rival, his own or other nations I read that the Indonesian translation is a messy one, so I opted to read this book in its original language, and I enjoyed it This book vividly described Java in the 19th century, and while reading it, I Entertaining historical book of someone that usually called as pioneer and reformer of Southeast Asia during the colonial era This book explained Raffles as the other side of a coin, a person with greed, ambition, racist view and never hesitated to crush his rival, his own or other nations I read that the Indonesian translation is a messy one, so I opted to read this book in its original language, and I enjoyed it This book vividly described Java in the 19th century, and while reading it, I can imagine a lush green, mythical Java and its people, the smell of blood and gunpowder

  9. says:

    Despite living two thirds of my life in Bogor or Buitenzorg, as it is referred to in this book , I did not know much about Raffles Sure, I have seen several times the monument built for his first wife, Olivia, which can be found in the Kebun Raya Botanical Garden I know that we drive on the left side thanks to the British I know he wrote The History of Java I know that for around five years in the early 19th century the British temporarily replaced the Dutch as the colonisers of Indonesia Despite living two thirds of my life in Bogor or Buitenzorg, as it is referred to in this book , I did not know much about Raffles Sure, I have seen several times the monument built for his first wife, Olivia, which can be found in the Kebun Raya Botanical Garden I know that we drive on the left side thanks to the British I know he wrote The History of Java I know that for around five years in the early 19th century the British temporarily replaced the Dutch as the colonisers of Indonesia And in an afternoon in Singapore, I finally saw the man, as depicted in his statue a proud, glorious man.In short, what I knew about Raffles was his glory I had no interest whatsoever in finding out , until one day a few years ago I read a review of Hannigan s book in a national newspaper It piqued my interest, and for the next few years, whenever I visited a library, I tried to find this book I finally did, in UI s own library.Hannigan chose the perfect way to open this book by drawing attention to one of the most frequent complaints Indonesians say about our history of colonisation Instead of complaining about being colonised at all, we complaint about being colonised by the wrong people A sentiment that I admit I used to share Hard not to, when almost everyone you know say the same thing Sure, we know that the British was here for a short time it is in every history textbook But there is no adequate explanation on the impacts the British s short term rule had on Indonesia.Hannigan s prose in truly engaging, although he does have the tendency to talk in length about the minor details before returning to his main point narration I personally like it, even though in some parts one may have to return a few pages back to remind oneself of who s who I also like the fact that he has lived in Java and has some grasp on the culture, and the fact that he included sources written by the Javanese themselves So what did the book taught me about Raffles Well, he is no hero, no great, glorious man as many think he is He was a man full of ambition who tended to overestimate himself a man who thought that he was greater than he actually was However, his actions in Java did leave a lasting impact, primarily the splitting of the Keraton Beside giving me another perspective on Raffles, this book also revealed some facts about Indonesia that I did not know before, such as the fact that slavery happened here It is not something that show up in the history textbooks, I can tell you.Hannigan s book enlightened me on this little talked about aspect of Indonesia s history More importantly, it reminded me that there is still a lot of things I do not know about my own history Homework for me, then, to learn

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    Raffles and the British Invasion of JavaReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsRaffles and the British Invasion of Javaby Tim Hannigan Goodreads Author 3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 rating details 25 ratings 3 reviewsOn a hot August afternoon in 1811, an army of 10,000 British redcoats splashed ashore through the muddy shallows off Batavia the former name of Jakarta, Indonesia s capital to conquer the Dutch colony of Java They would remain there for five t Raffles and the British Invasion of JavaReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsRaffles and the British Invasion of Javaby Tim Hannigan Goodreads Author 3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 rating details 25 ratings 3 reviewsOn a hot August afternoon in 1811, an army of 10,000 British redcoats splashed ashore through the muddy shallows off Batavia the former name of Jakarta, Indonesia s capital to conquer the Dutch colony of Java They would remain there for five turbulent years Drawing on both British and Javanese archival sources, this entertaining and highly readable narrative history cuebook, 340 pagesPublished November 1st 2012 by Monsoon BooksISBN981435886X ISBN13 9789814358866 other editions 2 Raffles and the British Invasion of Java Raffles and the British Invasion of Javaall editions add a new edition combineless detail edit detailsGet a copy online stores LibrariesMore Friend Reviewsrecommend this book None of your friends have reviewed this book yet.Lists with This BookThis book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews showing 1 30 of 51 filter sort default rating detailsZayn GregoryJun 29, 2013 Zayn Gregory rated it 3 of 5 starsShelves history, nusantaraThe book covers a fascinating, obscure moment in colonial history the launching of Stamford Raffles career with the five year invasion of Java Those five years are rich with material that Hannigan presents with a fresh eye, sensitive to the Javanese side 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