The Original Evil Corporation: When A Private British Company Ruled India

Waterstones: "However powerful Facebook or Google are today, they'd have to have a nuclear strike force to be as powerful as the East India Company was in the early 19th century.' William Dalrymple's fascinating new book, “The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company” was one of the best-reviewed histories of 2019. UK Guardian: "How … Continue reading The Original Evil Corporation: When A Private British Company Ruled India

Dramatic Life of Sir Walter Raleigh, As Illustrated In Six Videos

Historic Royal Palaces: "A handsome courtier, celebrated explorer, favourite of Elizabeth I and scholar of poetry, history and science, Sir Walter Raleigh was also one of the most famous prisoners to be held at the Tower of London. Yeoman Warder Gary Burridge tells us more…" Who was Sir Walter Raleigh and what did he had … Continue reading Dramatic Life of Sir Walter Raleigh, As Illustrated In Six Videos

England’s Forgotten Muslim History

"One of the more surprising aspects of Elizabethan England (1558-1603) is that its foreign and economic policy was driven by a close alliance with the Islamic world, a fact conveniently ignored today by those pushing the populist rhetoric of national sovereignty." http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/18/opinion/sunday/englands-forgotten-muslim-history.html?_r=0

Queen Elizabeth I Kept A Fractious England Together By Marshaling Absolute Power and Defeating the Spanish Empire

Elizabeth I (1533-1603), queen of England from 1558 to 1603, was one strong woman, who by force of will and strength kept England together. She was probably the most shining and successful example of a benevolent monarch from the Age of Absolutism. She was certainly better than her father King Henry VIII (1491-1547), who one historian compared … Continue reading Queen Elizabeth I Kept A Fractious England Together By Marshaling Absolute Power and Defeating the Spanish Empire