Tom Hardy stole the show in a mix of blockbusters and underrated gems before making his TV debut on FX’s Taboo. #ad

Tom Hardy stole the show in a mix of blockbusters and underrated gems before making his TV debut on FX’s Taboo. #ad

Sir James Rivett-Carnac (1785–1846), Bt, Director of the East India Company (1827), Governor of Bombay (1838–1841)

Sir James Rivett-Carnac (1785–1846), Bt, Director of the East India Company (1827), Governor of Bombay (1838–1841)

Source: British Library British East India Company advertisement of curiosities of the day - 1704

Source: British Library British East India Company advertisement of curiosities of the day - 1704

Robert Clive, was an unstable sociopath who ran the East India Company

The East India Company: The original corporate raiders

Robert Clive, was an unstable sociopath who ran the East India Company

Tea drinking was so popular that many people turned a blind eye to the activities of the smuggling gangs. Because it was an illegal trade, it is impossible to know exactly how much tea was smuggled into Britain during the years of high taxation in the eighteenth century.

Tea drinking was so popular that many people turned a blind eye to the activities of the smuggling gangs. Because it was an illegal trade, it is impossible to know exactly how much tea was smuggled into Britain during the years of high taxation in the eighteenth century.

The original entrance to the East India Docks, c1890. The security of the area was provided by means of tall walls and a private police force. All port police forces in the UK to this day are still private

The original entrance to the East India Docks, c1890. The security of the area was provided by means of tall walls and a private police force. All port police forces in the UK to this day are still private

British East India Company 2 Annas silver coin, 1841.

1841 British East India Company 2 Annas Silver (M-132)

British East India Company 2 Annas silver coin, 1841.

Pinterest
Search