The long read: For a century, the East India Company conquered, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. The lessons of its brutal reign have never been more relevant

The East India Company: The original corporate raiders

The long read: For a century, the East India Company conquered, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. The lessons of its brutal reign have never been more relevant

Commander, Honouable East India Company uull dress coat, crcaa 1818.  Tail coat of fine blue wool lined with white silk twill. Large, heavy button back lapel faced with black velvet and embroidered with a twist pattern, outlining the buttonhole. The embroidery is done in satin stitch with metal thread. Each lapel has 10 gilt metal buttons with the coat of arms of the Company. The coat also has a large stand up collar of black velvet embroidered with metal thread.

Commander, Honouable East India Company uull dress coat, crcaa 1818. Tail coat of fine blue wool lined with white silk twill. Large, heavy button back lapel faced with black velvet and embroidered with a twist pattern, outlining the buttonhole. The embroidery is done in satin stitch with metal thread. Each lapel has 10 gilt metal buttons with the coat of arms of the Company. The coat also has a large stand up collar of black velvet embroidered with metal thread.

Plate by Gerry Embleton from Ospreys -"Armies of the East India Company 1750-1850". L to R Bengal Sepoy 1790s, Private 2nd Madras Europeans 1780s & Eurasian fifer c.1800

Plate by Gerry Embleton from Ospreys -"Armies of the East India Company 1750-1850". L to R Bengal Sepoy 1790s, Private 2nd Madras Europeans 1780s & Eurasian fifer c.1800

The decline of the Mughal empire and Indian disunity contributed to British success. Agents of the British East India Company were drawn into local wars as the Mughal empire disintegrated during the eighteenth century.

The decline of the Mughal empire and Indian disunity contributed to British success. Agents of the British East India Company were drawn into local wars as the Mughal empire disintegrated during the eighteenth century.

The East India Company and Religion, 1698-1858 (Worlds of the East India Company) by Penelope Carson.

The East India Company and Religion, 1698-1858 (Worlds of the East India Company) by Penelope Carson.

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