The Birth of Empire: The East India Company

The Birth of Empire: The East India Company

Series 1 - Episode 2

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Summary

Dan Snow concludes his history of the trading company, looking at the events that led to its downfall. By 1800, it had grown from a tiny band of merchants to a colossal network that was governing India on behalf of the British crown. However, a dangerous chasm opened up between the rulers and the Indian people - resulting in a bloody uprising in 1857 and the birth of the British Raj, when control of the subcontinent was passed to the monarchy.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Dan Snow
Executive Producer John Farren
Series Producer Sarah Jobling
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