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Angora was the Sultan of Timor and refused to allow the British East India Company to station garrisons on Timor. Of course, when he turned them down they decided to take what they wanted by force. He was driven out of the whole of his island except the chief town, also called Angora. Deciding to take revenge, he turned pirate and went to sea in command of a small fleet of five well-armed proas and several galleys. His first prize was a packet brig carrying dispatches from Calcutta to the English General before Angora. Captain Hastings, the commander, a near relation of Warren Hastings and a gallant officer, had thrown the dispatches overboard, for which he was hanged, while the crew were sent to prison at Angora and afterwards poisoned.
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The Pirates' Who's Who:
(P. Gosse, 1924)
Refusing to allow the East India Company to station garrisons on Timor, he was driven out of the whole of his island except the chief town, also called Angora.

Deciding to take revenge, he turned pirate and went to sea in command of a small fleet of five wel...
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