The original coat of arms of the East India Company (1600)
British History

The Success and Influence of the East India Company

July 8, 2020

The English East India Company was established as a trading company chartered by Queen Elizabeth. Initially, it sought to enter the profitable trading of spices. It was monopoly that gradually expanded its reach and influence in the east and finally helped the British Crown to Establish the British Empire. […]

The expanded East India House, London, painted by Thomas Malton in c.1800
British History

The Origins and Development of Trading Companies in the East

July 7, 2020

Trading spices in the east originated with the Portuguese. They had realized the potential power of oriental spices in commerce and trade. So, they headed for the East Indies in search of these luxury goods. This was the first step toward the establishment of trading companies that changed the world of commerce. […]

Flag of the Dutch East India Company
British History

The Rise of the East India Company

July 7, 2020

The rise of the East India Company was motivated by profitable spice trade. The east was thought of as the land of exotic spices and European countries created profitable and powerful businesses out of these trades. […]

A Roman bath or thermae in modern day Bath, Somerset. The Romans loved the hotsprings in Bath and built such public facilities for bathing.
Ancient History

Roman Conquest: How Did Life in Britain Change?

May 8, 2020

Everyday life in Roman Britain underwent quite a few changes. Use of Latin as the language of commerce was one major change. What were some of the other changes and how did it affect the people of Britain? […]

Image of Pictish Symbol Stone.
Ancient History

The Origins of the Celtic Picts

April 22, 2020

At the time of the Roman invasion, Scotland was inhabited by various tribes, including the peoples who later became known as Picts. They did not rule ancient Scotland. They had to share northern Britain with many other groups. […]

Image of ancient Celtic Cross
Ancient History

Pictish Language and Symbols

April 22, 2020

The Language and Symbols Used by the Pictish Peoples. The different meanings of inscriptions and symbols employed by the Pictish people. […]

A Medieval map of Hadrian's Wall.
Ancient History

The Celtic World after Rome

April 22, 2020

A deconstruction of the constant power struggles between the Pictish, British, Irish, Scotti, and other Celtic Tribes during and after Rome’s withdrawal from Britain. […]

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