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Richard Cavendish explains how the proposal to change the name of Siam to Thailand was eventually accepted on May 11th, 1949.

From 1565 until the year of Waterloo, great Spanish galleons continued to cross the Pacific, bearing cargoes of American silver. Once they had reached Manila, writes C.R. Boxer, they exchanged for Chinese silk. “This prodigious voyage” took a heavy toll of life. Yet still (wrote a Chronicler) “the desire of gain prevails...”

Volume: 8 Issue: 8 1958

K.G. Tregonning traces the path of Mongol conquest to a lesser studied destination - the ancient kingdoms of the Indo-Chinese and Malayan peninsulas.

Volume: 7 Issue: 3 1957

During the Seven Years' War with France and Spain, writes A.P. Thornton, a British expedition from India captured and held the Philippine capital.

Volume: 7 Issue: 1 1957

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