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The Birth of Empire: The East India Company

Series 1 Episode 2

By 1800 the East India Company had grown from a tiny band of merchants into a colossal trading empire, but scandal and corruption in the 18th century had led to a curtailment of its powers by the British Government. The State now controlled the Company's affairs in India and, throughout the 19th century, would chip away at its remaining powers and trading privileges.

Category
Documentary / History
Original air date
2014-05-07
Cast and crew
  • Dan SnowNarrator