This book is republished from the booklet entitled ‘A Tercentenary – The Fall of Portuguese Malacca to the Dutch (1641 – 1941)’ written by Rev. Fr. R. Cardon. The original text was published in 1941 to commemorate the anniversary of the third centenary of the capture of Portuguese Malacca by the Dutch.
In his book, Fr. Cardon has managed to provide us with plain but vital information on this historic event.
Rev. Fr. Cardon was a French priest who served in the parish of St Francis Xavier, Malacca. There, he became a distinguished scholar and an authority in Malayan history, particularly on the Portuguese period. He was the first of well-known Malacca Catholic priests renowned for their interest and contributions in local history.
The Fall of Portuguese Malacca to the Dutch is now published to commemorate the 375th anniversary of this important historic event. A background on the book and the author written by Dennis De Witt is included in this book.