history of british east india company


A Brief History of British East India Company 1600–1858 - Mintage World


British East India Company history begins from 1611 CE. The British East India Company was established in 1600 CE under the name ‘The Company of Merchants of London Trading into the East Indies’. The Company first established its foothold in Masulipatnam in India in 1611 CE. In 1612 CE, they secured the rights to establish a factory in Surat. These rights were granted to them by the Mughal Emperor, Jehangir. A second factory was established at Madras after having secured the rights from the Vijayanagara ruler.

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