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13/02/1601 1st British East India Company voyage departs from London

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The East India Company || 400 Years: Britain & India || Episode 1

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Arrival of Europeans to India | Why Europeans arrived to India | Foundation of British Empire in Ind

The East India Company was an English and later British joint-stock company, which was formed to pursue a trade with the "East Indies". Sir James Lancaster commanded the first East India Company voyage in 1601 and returned in 1603.
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    • Essentials 

    • Origins 

    • Formation 

    • Early voyages to the East Indies 

    • Foothold in India 

    • Expansion 

    • Japan 

    • Mughal convoy piracy incident of 1695 

    • Trade monopoly 

    • Saltpetre trade 

    • Colonial monopoly 

    • East India Company Army and Navy 

    • Expansion and conquest 

    • Opium trade 

    • Writers 

    • Financial troubles 

    • East India Company Act 1773 

    • East India Company Act 1784 (Pitt's India Act) 

    • Act of 1786 

    • East India Company Act 1793 (Charter Act) 

    • East India Company Act 1813 (Charter Act) 

    • Government of India Act 1833 

    • Indian Rebellion and disestablishment 

    • Establishments in Britain 

    • Legacy and criticisms 

    • Flags 

    • Coat of arms 

    • Merchant mark 

    • Ships 

    • Records 

    • Early Governors 

    • East India Company