Portuguese Fort at Calicut


The Portuguese wished to follow up their success at establishing a presence at Goa with further trading factories. Calicut was thought to provide an ideal location but the Zamorin of Calicut was reluctant to allow a permanent Portuguese presence. The Zamorin was poisoned by his brother who took control of Calicut and promptly granted permission for the factory which was at once erected.


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