Beecham House – the perils of empire-building


Been watching ITV’s new series ‘Beecham House’ about skulduggery and imperialism as the British East India Company expands its trading activities across India.

It’s a lavish and exotic production though not much seems to have happened yet. Still, if you’re interested in the activities of the Company then, instead of fiction, try the faction of ‘The Trials of Eldred Pottinger’.

It’s set about 40 years later but not much has really changed; certainly ‘Johnny Company’ is still looking to expand its empire and protect its activities from foes real and imagined.

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