Course Summary

In 1600 Queen Elizabeth I gave the East India Company a royal charter to trade with Asia. The London-based Company served the merchants; but more importantly, it was a mini-state with power to fight, issue regulations and make treat­ies with foreign powers. However, in 1858, when the rule of the East India Company was moved to the Crown, we have to ask how British was the Raj? A few thous­and Brits ruling over millions of Indians in administ­rative, military and commercial empires.

Helen Webberley argues that the result was an arrogant attitude towards the colonials, and a belief that British power in India had to be absolute. The battle for Indian independence was therefore as difficult as it was inevitable.

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The history of the East India Company and its impact on Indian independence continues to fascinate people into the 21st Century. Join Helen Webberley for what is sure to be an informative session. 

Students will benefit from an informative overview of this famous institution.

Helen Webberley has a BA from Melbourne University and a Masters from Monash University, specialising in History and Art History. This has proved to be an excellent combination since it is difficult to understand a culture without examining all its historical documents, as well as other cultural objects (architecture, literature, etc). Helen’s CAE courses cover historical eras and the cultures that underpin students preferred interests. CAE courses have concentrated on the pivotal 17th Century to 1939, focusing in particular on Britain, the Continent, Middle East and North Africa, Australia and North America.

There is no prerequisite for enrolling in this course.

Last updated: November 16, 2017 12:10am