(c.1555–1618). In 1601–2, Lancaster commanded the first East India Company expedition to the Indies, accompanied by John Davis as his chief pilot. His five ships reached Achin, Sumatra, in June 1602 and established a trading post there. Lancaster had previously sailed to Achin in 1592.
From The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).