Lords of the East: The East India Company and Its Ships (1600-1874)

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Conway Maritime Press, 2000 - 160 pages
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For nearly a century a massive oriental empire was administered by a commercial company with its headquarters half a world away. How the Honourable East India Company attained this unique position - despite the opposition of its European rivals - is the question answered in this text.

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Contents

Introduction
7
Hiring The Ships
25
The Commanders
53
Copyright

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