The Golden Letter of the Burmese King Alaungphaya to King George II of Great Britain

Documentary heritage submitted by Germany, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Myanmar and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2015.

© Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Library
The Golden Letter of the Burmese King Alaungphaya to King George ll of Great Britain of 7 May 1756 (GWLB: Ms lV,571a)

The Golden Letter of the Burmese King Alaungphaya to King George II of Great Britain from the year 1756 is a unique attestation in world history as well as in the history of Burma and Europe in the eighteenth century and is of outstanding aesthetic value. The content of the letter is a trade proposal from Alaungphaya to the English.

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