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After two punishing years rising to the top of the East India Company’s
armed forces in India, Robert Clive could not spare the time to go courting.
by Sir Bernard Burke 1814-1892
Britain’s Best Gift to India
Samuel Smiles reminds us that until we brought the railways to India, we had little to boast about as an imperial power.
by Samuel Smiles 1812-1904
‘A City Greater than London’
In 1585, English merchant Ralph Fitch found himself at the heart of Mughal India,
as a guest at the court of Emperor Akbar the Great.
by Ralph Fitch 1550–1611
Liberty and Prosperity
Free Trade, Free Peoples
Oldham’s firebrand MP William Cobbett rips into the the City of London for blocking economic and political progress in India.
by William Cobbett 1762-1835
Hyder Ali and Tipu
The British encountered no stouter resistance in India than Mysore’s gifted commmander Hyder Ali and his son, Tipu.
by Clay Lane
Discovery and Invention
India’s First Railway
The opening of the Bombay to Thane line was the real beginning of British India.
The Copy Book
Think and Speak