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Just starting to read The Anarchy 13:46 - Oct 8 with 270 viewshomer_123

by William Dalrymple.

Covering the East Indian Company...worth a read if this is anyones cup of tea!

I'd forgotten just how much it controlled, everything from a private army larger than many at the time and controlling around 50% of global trade.....all from offices in London with around 20 to 30 staff!!!

Ade Akinbiyi couldn't hit a cows arse with a banjo...
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Just starting to read The Anarchy on 14:36 - Oct 8 with 239 viewsBlueinBrum

On my list of things to read, as both a history dork and a big Indophile.

As you say company rule is an amazing concept, they really were brutal bastewards.
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Just starting to read The Anarchy on 15:23 - Oct 8 with 211 viewsLKW15

he was on the BBC history podcast last week promoting it. it was a very interesting listen if you have time. It is pretty incredible what they managed to achieve/got away with! The parallels with the power of today's corporations is interesting too
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