Month: October 2021

October 31, 2021|Reports

“The East India Company: The corporation that changed the world” – Dr John McAleer

On 26th October Wickham History Society had their second guest speaker of the year: Dr John McAleer of Southampton University. Fifty members heard a fascinating account of a multi-national corporation whose power exceeded anything today‚Äôs tech giants have achieved. It all started with a rather unsuccessful spice trading mission in 1599. Queen Elizabeth I gave…

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