|Just starting to read The Anarchy 13:46 - Oct 8 with 382 views||homer_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!!!
|Just starting to read The Anarchy on 14:36 - Oct 8 with 351 views||BlueinBrum|
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.
|Just starting to read The Anarchy on 15:23 - Oct 8 with 323 views||LKW15|
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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