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Raffles

Sir Thomas Stamford. 1781--1826, British colonial administrator: founded Singapore (1819) as a station for the British East India Company

Raffles

leading Victorian criminal-hero. [Br. Lit.: Herman, 19–20]
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That means Stamford Raffles will receive a double-figure amount of weight from all bar two of his nine rivals, including a whopping 20lb from joint-topweights Gleese The Devil and Chartbreaker, who are both burdened with 10st.
The competitive efforts of Stamford Raffles nearly 200 years ago helped create one of the largest ports in the world that in turn supports an efficient, regional trade ecosystem, demonstrating the enduring and far-reaching benefits of city-based trade development.
Sir Stamford Raffles founded a British settlement on the island of Singapore in 1819 and by 1830 the British Straits Settlements also included Malacca.
Thus chapter two focuses on Bacon's successors William Marsdan and Joseph Banks and the subsequent figures of Thomas Stamford Raffles, James Brooke, Alfred Wallace, Hugh Clifford, and Frank Swettenham, all of whom justified on scientific grounds their panoptical, totalizing view.
Sir Stamford Raffles diseno Singapur como puerto, a comienzos del siglo XIX, y lo doto de un sistema administrativo, legal y educacional que estuvo abierto a toda la poblacion, que alli estaba constituida por muy diversas razas.
He pointed to an 1819 treaty between an Aceh Sultan and British colonial ruler Sir Stamford Raffles, under which they "committed to foster peace, friendship, bilateral trade relationship and be subject to High Contracting Parties," as giving Aceh entry in the Commonwealth.
Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781-1826) founded modern Singapore in 1819.
He was traveling as a naturalist on an expedition that Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore, and his wife led into the heart of Sumatra 181 years ago.
An English-language newspaper, the Syonan Times, appeared on the streets from which statues and plaques commemorating 'imperialists' such as Sir Stamford Raffles, the colony's founder, were banished.
Named after Singapore's founder, Sir Stamford Raffles, it is steeped in colonial history.
Founded in 1819 by Englishman Sir Stamford Raffles, Singapore is a small island country in southeastern Asia.