John Company Conquers India
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Tea’s history abounds with Scotsmen. One named Robert Bruce had ventured to explore Assam…(Read more)
Since Alexander had resisted the hoarded gold of Persia, along with the Roman preconsuls had caught on the the spoils of Greece and Pontus, and the Conquistadors the silver of Peru, so now did the English nabobs, merchant princes and adventurers… Unthaw the suspended treasure of Hindustan and pour it into England.
From time immemorial, China and China simply supplied the world with its tea. Before we follow the story of tea at additional lands, let’s try to…(Read more)
Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes He stared at the Pacific — and all his guys
Then I felt like some watcher of the skies, when a new planet swims into his ken;
Major-General J.F.C. Fuller (1878-1966), A Military History of the Western World
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The British and the French followed Dutch and the Portuguese into the Orient. When England’s Charles II married the Portuguese princess Catherine of Braganza, he obtained…(Read more)
We are heading back into the archives to revisit those basic articles by James Norwood Pratt. This post includes two distinct sequences:”The Secret’s Out: The Discovery of Tea in India” and”John Company Conquers India”. If you would love to see them as a succession, we have added a link to take you, or you could pick which you would like to peruse below. Enjoy!
John Keats (1795-1821), “On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer”
Looked at each other with a wild surmise —
The Secret’s Out: The Discovery of Tea in India
Silent, upon a peak of Darien.
Churchill notwithstandingit was the profits accruing to”a handful of adventurers from an island in the Atlantic,” as the historian Macauley explained the Business to Parliament, which made possible…(Read more)