English adventurer James Brooke arrived in Sarawak in 1839 at the
time when Sarawak was rebelling under the rule of the Brunei Sultanate. As a reward
for his role in quelling the rebellion, the Pengiran Mahkota of Brunei made Brooke the
"White Rajah" of Sarawak in 1841. James Brooke was succeeded by his nephew
Charles Brooke in 1868, who in turn was succeeded by his eldest son, Charles Vyner in
1917. Charles Vyner or Vyner as he is commonly referred to as, was the last White
Rajah of Sarawak.
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