Monthly Archives: September 2014

The East India Company, 1784-1834 by C.H. Philips: a short review

This is a terrific book. The focus is the interactions between the East India Company directorate (called the Court) and the Parliament’s Board of Control (or, more accurately, the Board’s president), so the emphasis is on the internal dynamics of the both committees and on the ever-changing relationship between the two. This is, therefore, essentially a book about politics, writ large and small.

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