The original coat of arms of the East India Company (1600)
British History

The Success and Influence of the East India Company

July 8, 2020

The English East India Company was established as a trading company chartered by Queen Elizabeth. Initially, it sought to enter the profitable trading of spices. It was monopoly that gradually expanded its reach and influence in the east and finally helped the British Crown to Establish the British Empire. […]

The expanded East India House, London, painted by Thomas Malton in c.1800
British History

The Origins and Development of Trading Companies in the East

July 7, 2020

Trading spices in the east originated with the Portuguese. They had realized the potential power of oriental spices in commerce and trade. So, they headed for the East Indies in search of these luxury goods. This was the first step toward the establishment of trading companies that changed the world of commerce. […]

Flag of the Dutch East India Company
British History

The Rise of the East India Company

July 7, 2020

The rise of the East India Company was motivated by profitable spice trade. The east was thought of as the land of exotic spices and European countries created profitable and powerful businesses out of these trades. […]

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