The epic true story of Sir James Brooke, the British adventurer who became King of Sarawak in the 1840's and embarked on a lifelong crusade to end piracy and head-hunting - only to face charges of murder and piracy himself. In 1839, Brooke flees Victorian England to explore Borneo. After a pirate attack, Brooke allies with rival princes to seize a rebel fort. To save prisoners from beheading, Brooke agrees to be crowned Rajah. James begs the Royal Navy for a steamship to fight pirates, but the British want his kingdom as a colony. Makota's pirates massacre Brooke's capital, leaving James half-dead. To save his people, he must shed Englishness and embrace the jungle: "All of it, the beauty and the blood."
James, Rajah of Sarawak, 1803-1868 -- Fiction.
Kings and rulers -- Fiction.
Piracy -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Sarawak (Malaysia) -- History -- Fiction.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Ineson, Ralph, 1969- actor.
Monaghan, Dominic, 1976- actor.
Rhys-Meyers, Jonathan, 1977- actor.
Samuel Goldwyn Films (Firm), publisher.