The Birth of Empire: The East India Company

The Birth of Empire: The East India Company

About this programme

Special version of the series, made especially for schools. Four hundred years ago a motley band of British merchants landed on the coast of India and founded a trading post to export goods to London and over the next 200 years, the business grew into a commercial titan. In this documentary, Dan Snow tells the story of the East India Company, which revolutionised the British lifestyle, sparked a new age of speculation and profit and inadvertently laid the foundations for the British empire.

Cast and crew

Cast

Presenter
Dan Snow

Crew

Executive Producer
John Farren
Series Producer
Sarah Jobling
Categories
History

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