Companies of Adventurers- The East India and Hudson Bay Companies

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From the ice bound shores of Canada to the exotic East Indies, British monopoly companies ruled the world from the 17th to the 19th centuries. This is the story of the people who made this possible; the men and women at the frontiers of civilisations who not only created wealth but discovered new cultures, learned to adapt to new ways of life and to love or wage war on the people they encountered. This is the story of how the British Empire started and through these company servants, these adventurers, moved from adapting to other civilisations to dominating them.

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