The east india company was probably the most powerful corporation in history from its foundation in 1600 the company was granted a monopoly on british. The east india company (eic), also known as the honourable east india company (heic) or the british east india company and informally as john company,. Free essay: british east india company played a significant yet strange part in the indian it was, at its inception, a commercial venture in the history of.
Arrival of the british and the establishment of british east india company was the outcome of the portuguese traders who earn enormous profit. The dutch took over the most of the portuguese trade in spices and most of their inter-asian trade the romance of the east india company. Contrary to popular belief, the british east india company tea the beaver, dartmouth, and eleanor transported to boston was not from india the tea the sons of. National maritime museum greenwich gallery about the east india company, britain's spice, cloth & tea trade with asia and opium wars with china.
The east india company: the history of the british empire's most famous mercantile company ebook: charles river editors: amazonin: kindle store. British east india company , 1600–1874, company chartered by queen elizabeth i  for trade with asia the original object of the group of merchants. Because it didn't have a choice: it had neither the will to defy the british government, nor the ability to do so remember corporations are not. Abstract this article examines the corporate conduct of the british east india company (1600–1874) the eic was a state corporation that required the.
The east india company (eic) was certainly both economically and politically powerful in early 19th-century britain with large swathes of the. Discover how the british crown came to rule the entire indian subcontinent and its many millions of people. The east india company was a private company which, after a long series of wars and diplomatic efforts, came to rule india in the 19th century. The british east india company was a privately owned company which was established to create profitable trade with countries in the region of asia called the. The rise and fall the british east india company (1600-1858) is the story of what happens when business greed weds political power the eic.
On 2nd august 1858 the parliament passed a bill to take over the administration of india from the east indian company by the british crown the title of viceroy. China trade is one of the main features in the east india company archives, now part of the india office records the east india company's relations with china. In the churchyard of st mary's, rotherhithe, stands the substantial tomb of lee boo, the first palauan islander to visit britain, who died of smallpox at the home of . History of british east india company the true commencement of the east india company cannot be dated from a more remote epoch than the year 1702,.
At the same time as elizabeth i was signing the east india company bellwether of the british economy and the company emerged as one of. The english east india company received its charter from queen elizabeth on dec 31, 1600 though not the first chartered company in. Alternative titles: british east india company, english east india company, governor and company of merchants of london trading into the east indies, united.