East India Company

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The East India Company database is an essential resource for scholarship of British imperial history, maritime trade, global commerce, and the history of the first great multinational corporation.

The East India Company was an extraordinary force in global history for three centuries. This digital resource allows researchers to access a remarkable collection of primary source documents from the India Office Records held by the British Library, the single most important archive for the study of the East India Company. From the Company’s charter in 1600 to Indian independence in 1947, East India Company tells the story of trade with the East, politics, and the rise and fall of the British Empire.

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